The results of the DWP Work & Health Programme competition have now been confirmed. The contracts covering England and Wales were shared by five different providers, as follows:
|CPA||Successful Supplier||Proposed Go Live Date|
|1 Central England||Shaw Trust||January 2018|
|2 North East England||Reed in Partnership||January 2018|
|3 North West England||Ingeus||November 2017|
|4 Southern England||Pluss||January 2018|
|5 Home Counties||Shaw Trust||January 2018|
|6 Wales||Remploy||December 2017|
The contracts were commissioned through DWP’s Umbrella Agreement for Employment & Health Related Services (UAEHRS). G4S and Working Links, who reached the shortlist of providers progressing to the final competitive dialogue stage, were unsuccessful. PeoplePlus, APM, Prospects, and The Work Company, who also qualified on to the UAEHRS, did not progress to the final competitive dialogue stage.
The news follows the previous announcement of contract winners for Fair Start Scotland, the equivalent devolved work and health initiative in Scotland. The outcomes of the co-commissioned Work & Health Programme contracts in Manchester and London are also expected to be announced shortly.
Commenting on the success of Remploy in Wales, Gareth Parry, Chief Executive said: “For more than 70 years in Wales, Remploy has been supporting disabled people and those with health conditions into work. We are delighted to have been chosen to deliver the UK Government’s Work and Health Programme, supported by the Welsh Government.”
Remploy Cymru will deliver the service through more than 75 delivery locations across Wales, including three multi-disciplinary community hubs in Swansea, Newport and Wrexham.