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Making work schemes work

  • Bob Grove (a1)
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The past 5 years have seen dramatically increased interest among users, professionals and the Government in enabling people with mental health problems to gain employment. Many new projects have been started, with a range of different approaches including supported employment, training and placement, transitional employment, social firms and cooperatives. There are a number of reasons for this increased interest.

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