London employment support programme starts work

London Councils (the co-ordinating body for London Boroughs) has announced that the London Work and Health Programme has launched on 1st March 2018.

The programme was commissioned separately by four groups of Boroughs in East (Local London), Central (Central London Forward), West London and South London. Each of the four has a single contractor. North London is split between the West and Eact consortia.

The programme has received additional ESF funding which means that the target groups are larger than the national Work and Health programme.

Devolution has also allowed the sub-regions the flexibility to adopt variations on the payment models to those used in the national WHP. For example, West, Central and South London have created different payment models which encourage providers to support people into roles that pay the London Living Wage.