My Key Worker understood exactly what I was going through...

..and she and her team spent a lot of time helping me come to terms with my anxiety and depression. Slowly I began to see there could be a future for me back in the career I loved..

- Debbie Daniels, a Stockport mum of two

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InWork GM is an alliance partnership between Ingeus and The Growth Company. It also includes Pluss, who provide specialist health and disability support. The Growth Company will be supported by Pathways CIC who offer wellbeing services.

The programme provides support for unemployed people with health conditions or disabilities. It is also designed to help those individuals who have been out of work for a long time as well as those who might need some specialist support.

We are passionate about giving local people the knowledge and independence to create better lives for themselves and their communities through employment.

We work with a range of people throughout Greater Manchester including health professionals, employment specialists and local community organisations to create a support package to help you find the right job, at the right time.

Hear from the people we have already helped
across Greater Manchester:

Our Services in your Community


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What will you get from the

Key Worker

Your dedicated employment specialist will help you move into work at your pace. They can also offer support for skills, health, housing and local government services.

Local community links

We have relationships with over 700 Greater Manchester organisations so that you can get the specialist support you need when you need it. These range from organisations who specialise in housing, physical and mental health, addiction, troubled families and much more. Our unique digital referral system means that support is timely, accurate and easily accessible.

Flexible and easy to access service

Join us in one of our friendly, open office spaces or meet somewhere that you feel comfortable such as a coffee shop, community centre or maybe even your local library. We can also help plan your journey to and from our appointments and fund your travel.

Free learning

Take part in online health and skills training packages including fit club, back care, sleep and routine, creating a CV. Or join one of many face-to-face courses supporting you with anything from managing your health condition and how to address it with an employer, to setting up online banking, understanding your strengths and enhancing your IT skills.


Physical and mental health support, not just from our in-house qualified professionals, but from local community and partner organisations such as Pluss and Pathways CIC, ensuring that you have access to a range of wellbeing support that best suits your needs. Support for issues such as smoking cessation, weight management and healthy lifestyle can also be accessed.

Support while in work

Your dedicated in-work advisor will help you create a tailored work plan focusing on wage, work and personal progression. You will continue to have access to skills training and health & wellbeing support, as well as the ability to seek guidance and advice from your Key Worker and specialist organisations in your local community.

Online support

Access to a digital service that allows you to do things your way. Accessible 24/7, you can schedule your own appointments at a time and date that suits you, join online courses that you know will benefit you, and look for jobs that match your skills. Digital support will be provided to help you navigate the hub.

Employer relationships

You will have access to vacancies with local and national employers, who we can work with to explain your individual situation and help the employer make the right adjustments to job opportunities to support your circumstances.

Get Involved

If you haven’t yet joined the programme you can follow
these simple steps to get involved:


Speak to your Jobcentre Plus (JCP) Work Coach about the programme to see if it is right for you.


If you are successfully referred you will be contacted within 48 hours to arrange an appointment.


You will meet with your dedicated Key Worker and talk about your personal circumstances, your health conditions or disability, and chat about your hopes for the future. The more your Key Worker knows about you the better support they can provide.


Your Key Worker will coordinate everything for you, from recommending group workshops to arranging one-to-one support from our qualified health professionals. They can also offer support for skills, health, housing and local government services and, will even provide in-work support as and when you feel ready to move into work.

Who We Are

InWork GM deliver Working Well (Work and Health Programme)
on behalf of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA)

InWork GM is an alliance partnership between Ingeus and The Growth Company.
It also includes Pluss, who provide specialist health and disability support.
The Growth Company will be supported by Pathways CIC who offer wellbeing services.

Ingeus makes sure people have the skills, support and behaviours to get jobs, gain independence and become productive employees.

The Growth Company is a leading deliverer of education, skills and employment support and provides personalised services for those furthest away from work, helping to improve lives.

Pluss are an award winning Community Interest Company that supports thousands of people with disabilities and other disadvantages move towards and into employment each year.

Pathways CIC support individuals, health and social care professionals, communities and businesses, promoting sustainable change through our services. Success is measured by the positive changes clients see in themselves and in their lives.

Our Locations

Should you be successfully referred by your JCP Work Coach you will join the programme nearest where you live. You will be informed of which office this is when you are contacted to arrange your first appointment.

You can see our locations below:

Bolton Ground Floor
St Georges House
2 St Georges Road Bolton

Chambers Business Centre
Chapel Road

Waterway House
Canal Street

Tameside Centre for Enterprise
1st Floor Innovation Suites Old Street
Ashton-under-lyne Cheshire

Suite B2
1st Floor Mansion House 171-193 Wellington Road South

The Bury Business Centre (Units 6,9, 10)
Kay Street

Suite 8 and 9
No.2 The Esplanade Rochdale
OL16 1AN

The Growth Company
90 Great Bridgewater Street
M1 5JW

The Growth Company
Frederick Road
M6 6FP

The Growth Company
Upper Floor, Unit 47-48,
Chester Road
Stretford, Manchester
M32 9BD

The Growth Company
Room 19
34 Benchill Road
M22 8LF
0161 240 1838


  • keyboard_arrow_rightWill my travel be paid for?
    Yes, we can reimburse you for your travel.
  • keyboard_arrow_rightCan you help with interview clothes?
    Yes. As and when you are ready to go to an interview we can help you look and feel work-ready.
  • keyboard_arrow_rightHow do I book appointments?
    You can book appointments online, by phone or face-to-face.
  • keyboard_arrow_rightI’m not great with technology, is there support provided?
    Yes, we will provide support and you can also join IT skills workshops. Our online services are also available face-to-face.
  • keyboard_arrow_rightWhat type of courses could I join?
    Courses to help enhance your personal, digital and employment skills include Interview Basics, Exercise and Wellbeing, Confidence Building, Back Care, Finance and Debt, Using the Internet, An Introduction to Self-Employment.
  • keyboard_arrow_rightHow often will I see my Key Worker?
    At least a couple of times a month.
  • keyboard_arrow_rightIs there anything I need to bring to my first appointment?
    You should bring some form of ID such as a passport or identity card.
  • keyboard_arrow_rightDo I have to be on certain benefits?
  • keyboard_arrow_rightCan I still access the support even if I move into work?
    Yes, you can continue to access online learning and receive support from your Key Worker.
  • keyboard_arrow_rightI haven’t worked in a long time, can I join the programme?
    As long as you feel ready to work you can join.
  • keyboard_arrow_rightDo I still need to attend JCP if I am part of Working Well (Work and Health Programme)?
    Your JCP appointments are separate to your Working Well appointments therefore, you should continue to attend your JCP appointments.

If you haven’t been referred to Working Well (Work and Health Programme), please speak to your JCP Work Coach at your next appointment.

You need a JCP referral to join the programme.

This programme is co-financed by the European Social Fund