The government’s Plan for Jobs aims to help millions of people across the country who have been directly impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19). The Restart Scheme is aimed at individuals who have been out of work for longer periods and may need extra help to move back into employment.
April 2021 DWP Announcement: RESTART Scheme winners and their CPAs
June 2021 Restart Scheme commences
July 2021 First referrals
July 2021 The ReAct Partnership launched
July 2022 ReAct Insights: Behavioural Insights
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Restart Scheme: Analysis and Action Event (11 January)
Tony Wilson, Director of Institute for Employment Studies
- An overview of the programme, key features, lessons from previous programmes
- the big challenges and how we might fix them
- what does this mean for bidders?
- And finally a call to action!
View Tony’s slides here (11 January)
Watch the session again here.
Restart your engines: its going to be a busy few months… (23 December)
The Restart Scheme was announced on 25 November in the SR20 as part of a package of £3.7 billion additional funding allocated to support frontline services and to enable DWP to deliver on July’s Plan for Jobs to support people back into work. The Restart Scheme will provide intensive and tailored support to over 1 million unemployed people and help them find work in England and Wales, with approximately £400million investment in 2021-22. The first step in a £2.9 billion three-year programme.
ERSA will be facilitating market engagement information and networking activity to support the employability sector.
More opportunities for the sector can be found at https://ersa.org.uk/oppshub