• James Ellaby
InWork GM Alliance Shortlisted For Work & Health Programme

InWork GM, a new alliance partnership between the Manchester Growth Company and ingeus UK, is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted to the competitive dialogue phase of the procurement process for the Work and Health Programme in Greater Manchester.

InWork GM brings together two of the UK’s leading providers of employment and health services. Jerry Stokes, Managing Director of Employment for the Manchester Growth Company spoke about the importance of the new venture working in partnership with wider local services:

“Ingeus and Manchester Growth Company share a passion for local integration and already work in close partnership with all ten local councils. We are committed to deepening our local relationships so that we can better integrate future services around the needs of local residents.”

Barry Fletcher, Managing Director of Ingeus UK welcomed the formation of InWork GM: “Our relationship with the Manchester Growth Company has developed over time as we have both been delivering the Working Well programme, the forerunner to the Work and Health Programme in GM. InWork GM provides us with an opportunity to pool our expertise and design an exciting new service.”

In addition to the Manchester Growth Company and Ingeus, the InWork GM Alliance also includes Pathways CIC and Pluss; specialist health, wellbeing and disability support organisations. Together, the InWork GM partners will be able to support more Greater Manchester residents with disabilities or health conditions into sustainable employment that offers long term job and wage progression.

The partnership also brings substantial networks with local employers, inward investors and job creators that are committed to recruiting local residents under the Work and Health Programme.

The InWork GM Alliance is now working on its detailed proposals for the Work and Health Programme as it enters the dialogue phase with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority.