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PEOPLE on health-related benefits may qualify for a grant of up to £250 when they get a job. The scheme – introduced by the Papworth Trust – is designed to help with funding extra equipment needed by new employees, such as clothes for work. The trust will

PEOPLE on health-related benefits may qualify for a grant of up to £250 when they get a job.

The scheme - introduced by the Papworth Trust - is designed to help with funding extra equipment needed by new employees, such as clothes for work.

The trust will also provide a two-day training course, worth £200, to help boost disabled jobseekers' confidence. The course includes comprehensive support and a self-help 30-day "toolkit".

In all, up to £500-worth of benefit is on offer. If new workers successfully introduce a friend on disability benefit to qualify they will receive £50 of "thank-you" vouchers from the trust to spend in High Street stores.

Candidates for benefit must be registered with a Papworth Trust employment adviser, who can arrange individually-tailored programmes for people who have been long-term unemployed because of their disability or as a result of a workplace or road traffic injury or serious illness.

INFORMATION: For a free DVD and further information ring 0800 952 5000 or e-mail employment@papworth.org.uk