WORKING Links, specialists in helping long-term unemployed people back into work, has announced it has been awarded the contract to deliver New Deal for Disabled People (NDDP) working with Remploy Interwork, in Wrexham.

The launch is announced as Working Links celebrates having helped 2,000 long-term un-employed people back into work in North Wales since the company was founded in April 2000.

The contract, part of the Government's Welfare to Work initiative, will run for two years, and aims to provide 13,000 people across the UK, including 400 people in North Wales who are claiming incapacity benefit with increased choice, improved opportunities and greater access to the labour market.

Gareth Matthews, North Wales Regional Director for Working Links said: 'Since 2002, Working Links has helped more than 6,000 people with a disability by providing them with work-focused support.

'We are therefore delighted to be able to continue to build on our work and help those on health-related benefits. Removing the barrier of disability can give employers access to talented and committed employees.' He added: 'This is what this initiative will also help us achieve, by working closely with local employers.' For more information about how Working Links and Remploy Interwork could benefit you or your business contact one of Working Links's dedicated consultants on 0800 917 9262 or Remploy Interwork on 0845 845 2211.