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Work Programme and Employment Plus

Since it was founded, ‘Work for All’ has been at the heart of The Salvation Army’s vision. This is because we view employment as one of the best ways to enable people to help themselves. 

The Work for All approach continues today through our Employment Plus arm, which provides employment support as part of a number of government schemes.

These include the Work Programme as a tier 1 end-to-end subcontractor and also a Work Choice contract. Additionally, we also offer community-based support to jobseekers through our Employment Plus Local centres across the country.

One criticism of the work Programme has been that due to the payment-by-results funding arrangement, some people with more complex needs have received only minimal levels of support. A key aspect of our ethos as a Work Programme provider is to provide support for all participants in the Work Programme, not just the easiest to help or those with the least barriers to employment.

Read some of our success stories here.

The Minister of State for pensions, Steve Webb MP visits The Salvation Army initiative providing help to get people back to work, read more

The Salvation Army’s Employment Plus service based in Great Yarmouth  welcomed Minister of State for Communities and Local Government, Brandon Lewis MP through its doors to see the work it is doing to help people from Great Yarmouth find work. Read more

Shadow Minister for Employment, Stephen Timms MP, visits Nechells charity project helping to get people back to work. Read more

Public Affairs Unit hosted a party conference fringe event with Employment Plus showcasing our delivery of the Government's Work Programme.

Read more about the Work Programme in our Government report