The workers also spoke of improved mood, fewer feelings of anger and tension, less boredom and a reduction in loneliness. These benefits and impact were echoed by the clinicians involved in participant’s care.
Re-Cover’s work trainees generally work 5 hours a day for two days a week, earning £8. – per hour. They do this within the DWP’s permitted work scheme, which enables them to retain their benefits. This way they are enabled to try out and get used to being part of a working environment again without the usual added stress of this important safety net being taken away from them.