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Pathways to Work: Greater London

Volume 476: debated on Monday 19 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what provision the Pathways to Work programme will make for cognitive behavioural therapy in North East London in 2008-09. (204660)

Pathways to Work in North and North East London is delivered by Reed in Partnership on behalf of the Department. Reed delivers cognitive behavioural therapy as part of the Condition Management Programme, which is a standard element of the Pathways to Work service, offered to people who need help in better their health condition or disability in order to return to work or retain their job. Reed and their subcontractors adapt the programme to meet customers’ individual needs, as part of which cognitive behavioural therapy can include a personalised programme of interventions; one-to-one coaching with guided self-help offered where needed; weekly facilitated experiential group support; assertiveness and self-esteem modules and computer-based training.

More severe mental health issues will be referred to a team of cognitive behavioural therapy psycho-therapists.