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Work and health programme
Hope someone can help a little here as i am long term unemployed and JCP are trying to mandate me onto the Work and health programme ( WHP). I have been on and off JSA for years and currently on JSA. My health conditions are Fibromyalgia, chronic leg and back pain depression and RSI. Safe to say i consider myself to have a disability. Yet when reading DWP own WHP guide lines https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/678133/whp- bottom of pg 2 it says participants with a disability can be reffered on a voluntry basis. Not sure they can mandate me can they ?. My reasons for not wanting to go are ive had letters off the WHP wrongly and my job centre as they think ive been given the wrong letter. I have 2 weeks to get my head round this as they are on about mandating me. I wont volunteer as i need fuel costs and reasonable ajustment to be taken into account with my conditions.