By Jonathan Davies

Just 3% of disabled people have found work under the Work Programme, according to figures released today by the Department for Work and Pensions.

Trades Union Congress, General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “'Ministers should know better than to try and spin the Work Programme as a huge success. Nearly two years on only one in ten people has found proper work through the scheme - a number that drops to just three in every hundred for disabled people.”

She said: “The government's whole approach to helping the unemployed back to work remains flawed. People who lose their jobs need support, not a raft of vicious new welfare policies that will hurt them and their families.”

The Work Programme was launched in June 2011 and offers support, work experience and training for up to two years to help people find and stay in work.