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DWP new £64 million change will affect thousands with health conditions

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The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has announced a new plan across 15 areas of England. The change, brought in conjuction with the Department of Health and Social Care, is part of the government's wider initiative to encourage those with health conditions back into the workforce.

The WorkWell pilots will supposedly connect 59,000 people from October to local support services such as physiotherapy and counselling so they can have more geared help to either stay or return to work.

It comes following a wide range of reforms announced by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, including a review of how fit notes are delivered to combat against 'sick note culture'.

The WorkWell service will be enforced in 15 areas including Greater Manchester, South Yorkshire, and Cornwall. Read more: DWP benefits payments could stop for 1.6 million people who fail to act Work and Pensions Secretary, Mel Stride MP, said: "We are rolling out the next generation of welfare reforms so that thousands more people can gain all the benefits work brings.

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