Back to work support provided through the Work Programme and Jobcentre Plus is causing severe anxiety for people with disabilities and pushing them further from the job market, a report has found. ‘Fulfilling Potential? ESA and the fate of the Work Related Activity Group’ found that the Work Programme or Jobcentre Plus had helped just 5% of respondents move into work, while 6 in 10 said that their health, finances, confidence and sense of purpose had all suffered as a result. This has led to calls for an overhaul of the back to work support system and for more specialist
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