National employment, health and wellbeing charity Shaw Trust has secured five places on the Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP) Umbrella Framework. The Umbrella Agreement for Employment and Health Related Services Framework is used by DWP to evaluate the suitability for employment services providers to bid for new DWP commissioned contracts such as the forthcoming Work and Health Programme.
After a competitive tender process Shaw Trust has been successful in securing places in five out of the six geographical lots for the Framework. Specifically, Shaw Trust has been admitted into the Framework in the following Lots:
- Home Counties
- Central England
- North East
Shaw Trust has also been admitted onto the national Framework, enabling the charity to compete for national contracts in England and Wales. The charity’s success builds on the charity’s recent contractual wins in Scotland, where Shaw Trust has been selected to deliver the Scottish Government’s new Work First contracts, aimed at supporting disabled people into sustainable employment. Shaw Trust’s Chief Executive, Roy O’Shaughnessy commented:
“Shaw Trust is delighted to have secured DWP Umbrella Framework places in five lots in England and Wales. We are currently working on our proposals for the forthcoming Work and Health Programme competition. We are looking forward to working with potential partners, subcontractors and local stakeholders to design successful proposals that support more people with health conditions and disabilities into sustainable employment.”
Shaw Trust will be announcing how interested organisations can work with them to support the charity’s forthcoming Work and Health Programme tenders early next week. Organisations interested in other partnership opportunities can find out more on our partnerships page.