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Working Matters - Glasgow City Region City Deal

Working Matters

The Working Matters pilot has already helped thousands of Glasgow City Region residents in receipt of health related benefits to begin the journey into long-term employment.

The deadline for joining the programme is 29th March 2018.

So if you think Working Matters could be for you or for someone you know - now's the time to find our more!


In the short film below, Anna and Paul talk about how Working Matters helped them and what they'd say to others considering trying it out.


What's it all about?

People in receipt of Employment Support Allowance (ESA) or Universal Credit who have submitted a fit note often struggle with a whole range of different issues that stop them from being able to take on paid work - such as disability, mental or ill-health, literacy or numeracy problems. 

Working Matters is voluntary. It provides the opportunity to explore options, access training, new skills or even support with confidence / self-esteem - a common result of long-term unemployment.

For many Working Matters is the first step in a journey to paid employment.


How does it work?

Those joining the Working Matters programme will have a dedicated adviser who can provide a range of information and advice. Working together with their personal adviser, clients can discuss, in confidence, any barriers to working and explore a range of support activities tailored to individual needs. These include health-specific support, such as holistic therapies, combined with employability support, including assistance with online job applications, interview and C.V. preparation, training, I.T. skills, volunteering and work experience. Information and guidance is also available on housing, budgeting, banking and managing debt, confidence building and personal development.


How can I find out more or whether I am eligible?

To speak to someone in confidence, contact Jane Morrison: phone: 0141 287 0046 or email:

You can also:

  • contact your local Working Matters team pdf icon Contacts [185kb]
  • get information from your local jobcentre


Working Matters has helped thousands of people to take the first steps on a journey back to work. View some of their stories


The deadline for joining is 29th March 2018 - so get in touch now.