Mandatory Work Activity contracts announced
The Department for Work and Pensions has announced the results of the recent Mandatory Work Activity (MWA) programme bidding round.
The successful bidders are as follows:
|CPA||CPA Name||Preferred Bidder|
|CPA1||South East||JHP Group|
|CPA2||South West||Rehab Group|
|CPA4||East of England||Seetec|
|CPA7||North West||JHP Group|
|CPA8||Yorks & Humber||BEST|
MWA is aimed at customers who are currently failing to engage with the back to work system and will impose a short period of mandatory work (with suitable sanctions for a failure to comply).
It is hoped that MWA will encourage participants to gain a better understanding of the discipline and focus that is required for work and allow them to make a contribution to their community at the same time.
Referrals under the MWA contract will be made until March 2015 with the last customer starting on a placement on or before 31 March 2015. Following this, there will then be a further four week period for Providers to carry out their service delivery obligations.
The MWA payment model will be a 100% Start Fee paid at the start of the placement. This recognises the importance given to setting up and starting the customer on a work placement quickly.