The Work Company

The Work Company

The Work Company is a specialist provider of vocational rehabilitation and employment support services. We enable people with multiple, complex needs to find, secure and progress in meaningful work that pays.

The Work Company is a:

  • Prime contractor for the Working Well Expansion programme, the UK’s largest devolved specialist support programme in Greater Manchester and for the Liverpool City Region DWP/ESF Mental Health Support programme: Positive Directions
  • High performing provider of Work Choice, delivering specialist support to participants with health and disability needs
  • Leading provider of work focused rehabilitation and integrated support services for drug and alcohol recovery

The Work Company is a not for profit organisation, part of the Economic Solutions Group (which trades in Greater Manchester as Manchester Growth Company – MGC). Our purpose is to Enable Growth, Create Jobs, and Improve Lives.

With roots in Greater Manchester, we now deliver services across:

  • The North West – with delivery in the Greater Manchester and Liverpool City Regions and into Cheshire and Lancashire
  • Yorkshire and the Humber – delivering specialist support services across the Sheffield City Region, and in Hull
  • The Midlands – with a delivery presence in core cities including Nottingham and in Stoke on Trent

 

As well as expanding geographically, because of the depth and breadth of our work with people with complex support needs, we are now a trusted and respected partner to local government in the reform of public services. We are for example:

  • Capacity building local authority Troubled Families teams, to enable them to deliver more integrated, employment focused support to families
  • Supporting GP referral pathways into our “work first” programmes
  • Integrating employment support programmes with other local authority, health and community based support services, reducing duplication and ensuring services are targeted and sequenced at the right time and place
  • Leading the development of a Key Worker Academy, to develop the specialist skills and competencies required across organisations to support people with complex health, disability and support needs
  • Ensuring a demand side focus, delivering Careers Information Advice and Guidance including within the National Careers Service (NCS)

 

Across our services, we have developed a consistent approach to effectively support participants with complex needs. This includes: 

  • As a not for profit organisation with a strong social purpose, we work with volunteers to provide mentoring and peer to peer support
  • Co-location with JCP to provide better access and support to participants from day one
  • A high performing self-employment and business /social enterprise start up model
  • Investment in an award winning social and ethical employment agency, Aspire, which focuses on rapid job placement and re-placement for participants in vulnerable sectors/occupations
  • An embedded occupational health pathway that bridges the gap between health and work

We deliver a range of services each with their own eligibility criteria.  In the main our services are for unemployed adults, including those who are in receipt of DWP benefits (ESA, JSA), those who are disabled and who have a health condition.  The priority groups for many of our services have multiple, complex needs.

 

Centre Name

Address

Post Code

Telephone No

Service Manager

Area

 

Barnsley

 

 

Unit 11

Churchfield Court

Barnsley

 

 

S70 2JT

 

 

01226 449381

 

Belinda Roach

/ Amy Lees

 

Work Choice

Work Programme

 

Bury

 

 

Bury Business Lodge

Suite: 35 and 37

Europa House

Barcroft Street.

Bury

 

 

 

BL9 5BT

 

 

 

0161 763 8733

 

 

 

 

Sarah Moran

 

 

Kate Gaskell

 

 

 

Work Programme/

NCS

 

Skills for Employment

 

 

Doncaster

 

 

4th Floor

St Peter’s House

Prince’s Street

Doncaster

 

 

DN1 3NY

 

01302 249089

 

Amy Lees

 

Work Programme

 

Hull

 

Stonefield House,

16-20 King Edward Street

Hull

 

HU1 3SS

 

01482 974610

 

 

Naomi Kemp /

Andy Mighty

 

Nicole Vass/

 

Pippa Benham

 

 

Work Programme

 

 

CWP 

 

 

Work Choice

 

 

Liverpool

 

2nd Floor, Graeme House

 Derby Square

Liverpool

 

 

 

L2 7XS

 

 

0151 556 9250

 

Cathy Grady / Natalie Sanlon

 

CWP /

NCS /

Work Choice

 

Manchester

 

Lee House, 90 Great Bridgewater Street, Manchester

 

M1 5JW

 

0161 359 3338 /

 

0161 393 6473

 

Head Office /

 

NCS

 

 

Manchester

 

Manchester

 

Vektor House,

6-10 Hanover Street

Manchester

 

M4 4BB

 

ICO : 

0300 047 9200

YOS:

0161 393 1710

 

Andy Macdonald

 

 

 

Manchester

 

Manchester

 

4th Floor

55 Portland Street

Manchester

 

M1 3HP

 

0161  667 6790

0161 245 4942

 

Dan Maley

 

Kate Gaskell

 

 

Naomi Ilagoswa / Julie McMenamin

 

Lisa Claydon

 

Work Programme

 

Skills for Employment

 

Aspire

 

 

Working Well

 

Nottingham

 

City Gate East,

6th Floor, Toll House Hill, Nottingham

 

 

NG1 5FS

 

0115 935 2141

 

 

Terri Walker

 

Work Choice

 

Oldham

(Work Programme)

 

Third Floor, Block D, Brunswick Square, Union Street, Oldham

 

OL1 1DE

 

0161 359 3043

Sarah Moran /

Belinda Roach

 

Work Programme/

Work Choice /

NCS

 

Rotherham

 

The Unity Centre

St Leonard’s Road

Rotherham

 

 

S65 1PD

 

 

01709 257130

 

Amy Lees

 

Work Programme

 

Salford

 

Salford Innovation Forum, Innovation Park, Frederick Road, Salford

 

 

 

Salford Innovation Forum

1st Floor, Suite 130

51 Frederick Road

Salford

 

 

 

M6 6FP

 

 

 

 

 

M6 6FP

 

 

0161 359 3592

 

 

 

 

 

0161 743 4630/4631 /4634

 

 

0161 743 4633

 

0161 743 3662

 

Andy Strutt

 

 

 

 

 

Janice Blackburn

 

 

 

 

Belinda Roach

 

Lorna Wilson / Toni Moss

 

Work Programme/

Skills for Employment

 

 

 

Salford Skills and Work

 

 

 

Work Choice

 

Working Well

 

Sheffield

 

 

Blades Enterprise Centre Bramall Lane

Sheffield

 

S2 4SU

 

0114 292 2391

 

Amy Lees/

Dane Shutt /

Belinda Roach

 

Work Programme/

 

Work Choice

 

 

Stockport

 

 

Beckwith House, 3rd Floor

1-3 Wellington Road North

Stockport

 

 

SK4 1HF

 

0161 474 8360

 

 

Rochelle Seddon

 

 

Work Programme/

NCS

 

Stoke

 

 

I2I Centre.

2nd Floor, Blackburn House

Old Hall Street

Hanley

Stoke-On-Trent

 

ST1 1QT

 

Temp mobile

07711 193815

 

Amy Lees /

Michelle Pearce

 

Work Programme

 

Tameside

 

 

Tameside Centre for Enterprise,

Old Street,

 Ashton Under Lyne

 

 

OL6 7SF

 

 

 

 

 

0161 674 9241

 

 

 

Sarah Moran

 

Work Programme/

NCS

 

 

 

 

The Works – Moss Side

 

 

The Works

130 Alexandra Road

Moss Side

Manchester

 

 

M16 7WD

 

0161 359 3388

 

Naomi Ilagoswa / Julie McMenamin/

Dan Sutcliffe/

 

 

Work Programme/

NCS/

Aspire

 

Warrington

 

 

Suite 3

Dallam Court

Dallam Lane

Warrington

 

 

WA2 7LT

 

 

01925 426036

 

 

Helen Aspinall

 

 

Work Programme/

NCS

 

 

Wigan

 

Unit B,

Sovereign Business Park

Kings Croft Court

Wigan

 

 

WN1 3AP

 

01942 527770

 

Helen Aspinall

 

 

Work Programme/

NCS

 

Contact Details
Regions: 
Locations
The Work Company
Lee House
90 Great Bridgewater Street
Manchester
M1 5JW