Welfare to work
140,000 people better off working
Since 1998 we have matched over 140,000 unemployed
customers to sustainable jobs across the UK. Our Advisers have
experience helping customers to tackle a number of barriers from
interview nerves, to debt, to housing issues.
Individual support for all
Our staff create bespoke solutions for all our customers and as
result we've helped over 12,000 to transition from health-related
benefits into full time work. We've also established a best fit for
young people and have helped 40,000 16-24 year-olds into jobs.
Martin, Work Programme customer
Martin had been claiming health-related benefits for four
years when he was referred to Reed in Partnership to take part in
the Work Programme. He was suffering from various health issues and
was struggling to find any motivation.
He said, "Living on benefits seemed to be the easier option, my
health was poor and I didn't want to make things worse by finding
work and coming off benefits."
At Reed in Partnership Martin was given a dedicated Employment
Adviser. His Adviser, Gulshad, spoke to him about his health issues
and referred him to Reed in Partnership's in-house Health and
Well-Being team where he received advice and treatment to cope with
depression and anxiety.
After Martin's health began to improve, Gulshad took him through
a Better Off Calculation to see how much more money he would have
as a result of working. It showed Martin would be £100 a week
better off in work.
"I enjoyed going to see my Adviser at Reed in
Partnership, as it got me out of the house on a regular basis and
kept me going, which gave me the motivation to find
With a renewed motivation, Martin began looking for work. He
started to call construction companies to find job vacancies and
created a CV with the help of his Adviser.
He soon secured an interview. After intensive preparation with
Gulshad, he managed to impress the employer and received a job
offer within a week. To help Martin with the high cost of returning
to work in construction, Reed in Partnership were able to pay for
his work clothing and his travel costs for the first two weeks.
Martin is now working in construction again, an industry he
really enjoys being a part of. He is even considering setting up
his own business in the future.
"Reed opened my eyes to what I was missing out on
by staying on benefits. Once I knew there were opportunities out
there it gave me the motivation to tackle my health problems and
get my life back on track."