Pathways to work: Helping people into employment - The Government’s response and action plan

Date published: 20 July 2015

The Department for Work and Pensions launched the ‘Pathways to Work’ programme at the heart of the welfare to work agenda a number of years ago. 



Pathways to Work analysed the reasons why a health condition may result in a prolonged spell of inactivity and makes clear the Government’s commitment to ensuring that more effective help, advice and encouragement are available to assist people to remain in work or, should they leave a job, return to employment as soon as possible. 

This response and action plan document covers a wide range of policy and operational areas, detailing actions that were needed to improve upon the employment prospects of people who develop an illness or disability. Much of this work has since been completed.

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