The Restart Scheme is part of the government’s Plan for Jobs. It is designed to give Universal Credit claimants enhanced support to help them find jobs in their local area. Ingeus delivers the Restart Scheme across Greater Manchester and Central and West London on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions, working in partnership with local partners and employers to break down any employment barriers that could be holding people back from finding work. The Restart Scheme provides up to 12 months of tailored support for each participant.
Tell your claimant about the Restart Scheme and how it can help.
Hand them a Restart Scheme leaflet and direct them to the Ingeus website.
Make a booking call using the number listed in the Central and West London, or Greater Manchester brochure.
Agree a handover meeting between you, your claimant and one of our Restart Scheme Engagement Advisors.
Participants will be required to attend Action Plan Reviews in person every four weeks.For the rest of the programme, including the fortnightly reviews, participants can choose how they contact us and access the Restart Scheme. For example, they could choose:
The Restart Scheme offers a maximum of 365 days of personalised, job-focussed support with a dedicated Restart Advisor.