The Restart Scheme will give Universal Credit claimants who have been out of work for between 12 to 18 months enhanced support to find jobs. The Restart Scheme will break down employment barriers that could be holding them back from finding work. Providers will work with employers, local government and other partners to deliver tailored support for individuals.
Building on the Government’s ‘Plan for Jobs’, a new mandatory large-scale intensive employment support offer is being introduced. It will help UC claimants in the Intensive Work Search Regime (IWSR) who have been unemployed for 12 – 18 months in England and Wales. Additional support for this group can have a real impact, not only in improving the life-chances of individuals and their families, but in supporting our economic recovery and delivering wider benefits for society.
The Restart Scheme will be:
Claimants will be referred to the Restart Scheme as the next step of their journey towards employment and will spend up to 12 months on the provision. Collaboration will be key to the joined up relationship between the provider, Jobcentre Plus and the claimant to build a positive and engaging relationship. Providers will work with participants on activities with the emphasis on positive engagement. Mandating will only be used where a claimant fails to participate without good reason.
In addition to the basic Universal Credit eligibility requirements, to be eligible for Restart claimants should:
Who is Restart Scheme not suitable for?
Restart Scheme is provided in your area by:
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