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Working Well Norfolk

Working Well Norfolk helps Norfolk residents living with long-term health conditions to start work and to stay in work. This includes mental health challenges or physical impairments.

Working Well Norfolk receives funding from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). We manage it and Seetec Pluss and Standguide Ltd. delivers it. 

Complete the online form to find out more and to sign up for support.

How we will support you

Employment specialists can give you one to one support to help you start sustainable employment. If you're unemployed, they will help you find sustainable employment.

They also offer in-work support if you are off sick or struggling in the workplace due to your disability or health condition. 

Support includes: 

  • Creating tailored, strengths-based action plans. Exploring your needs, barriers, goals, experience, and skills.
  • Job search and job preparation. Intensive mentoring on employability skills, skills development, condition management and confidence building.
  • Continuous in-work support for you and your employer to help you keep your job

Employment specialists also engage with Norfolk businesses to identify employment opportunities. They match potential positions to suitable participants. 

How long we will support you

If you're unemployed you can receive support via the scheme for up to 12 months.

If you're employed but facing challenges due to disability or a long-term health condition, you can receive support for up to four months.

Who can take part

To take part in the Working Well Norfolk scheme you must meet all the following criteria: 

  • Live in Norfolk 
  • Be 18 years old or over
  • Have a physical or mental health disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010 
  • Be entitled to public funds. This means, not be 'subject to immigration control'. A person who has access to public funds will be able to access benefits and housing assistance if they meet the qualifying requirements.
  • If you are already working, you need at least 6 months of employment before joining the Working Well Norfolk scheme. You must be working at least seven hours per week.
  • Be willing to remain in paid work or be willing to find and keep paid work
  • Be motivated to take part in the Working Well Norfolk project
  • Not be in receipt of employment support, other than from Jobcentre Plus. You must not be on another DWP contracted employment programme or provision (including ESF-funded provision) delivered by another government department, charitable trust, or third party such as NHS Talking Therapies Employment Support. You also may or may not be in receipt of DWP benefits. 

How to get support 

We welcome referrals for you to join the Working Well Norfolk project from:

  • Yourself
  • Your employer
  • Your GP
  • Healthcare professional
  • Local authority
  • Job Centre Plus
  • Housing associations
  • Community health services
  • Voluntary community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations
  • Other organisations