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Waikato trial getting beneficiaries back on their feet, into work

AARON LEAMAN | Stuff.co.nz

A health initiative aimed at getting the long-term unemployed back into work is being expanded in Hamilton.

Waikato DHB board members were briefed on the scheme which focuses on helping beneficiaries overcome health issues and return to work.

The pilot scheme, which is a collaboration between the health board, the Social Development Ministry and Auckland University, was launched in May with 30 clients in Raglan and Hamilton’s Dinsdale area.

The initiative has since been expanded in Hamilton as a trial.

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