A step back to work

Pitt, Vern
March 2010
Community Care;3/18/2010, Issue 1810, p28
The article presents information on the success of Workstep programme in Great Britain, and prospects of its successor called Work Choice. Workstep, which helps disabled people overcome obstacles in gaining and keeping work, ends on October 2010. On the other hand, Work Choice is created to provide more support for disabled people furthest from the labour market by handling inflexibilities of the previous scheme. Chris Thomas, a workstep user, says it has given him the confidence to find work.


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