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Employment: Pathways to Work

Volume 697: debated on Monday 10 December 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How Pathways to Work providers will be encouraged to work with people who have recently left prison. [HL515]

Private and voluntary sector providers will be paid by results. They will receive a payment when a person starts work and a further payment if that work is sustained. They will therefore be encouraged to work equally with ex-prisoners, as with all other people on incapacity benefits. Pathways support is tailored to the needs of the individual and the specialist adviser would consider all aspects of the customer's recent history.