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star this property date less than 2018-11-02more like thismore than 2018-11-02
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Muscular Dystrophy more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations she has received from claimants of personal independence payment with myotonic dystrophy on personal independence payment assessments; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gedling more like this
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Vernon Coaker more like this
star this property uin 187298 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 5<sup>th</sup> November 2018 to Question <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-questions-answers/?page=1&amp;max=20&amp;questiontype=AllQuestions&amp;house=commons%2clords&amp;uin=186178" target="_blank"><strong>UIN 186178</strong></a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T15:04:21.317Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T15:04:21.317Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Vernon Coaker more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Disability: Advisory Services more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the White Paper, Improving Lives published in November 2017, when the funding for Jobcentre Plus Community Partners and additional Disability Employment Advisers is due to end; and whether the Department has plans to allocate additional funding for those initiatives. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 188029 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>Funding for Jobcentre Plus Community Partners and additional Disability Employment Advisers has been agreed up until 31st March 2019.</p><p> </p><p>There is a range of support available for claimants with a health condition or disability, including one-to-one support from Work Coaches, The Work and Health Programme and the Personal Support package. Our overall aim is for work coaches to continue to develop the skills and confidence to provide good coaching and effective support. Disability Employment Advisers and Community Partners are among a number of the enablers in place to support this priority.</p><p> </p><p>We are carrying out continuous evaluation, including a review of the Community Partner and Disability Employment Adviser role functions. Recommendations from this review will be considered by Ministers and DWP Senior Leaders as they decide how to ensure that we continue to provide a cohesive support offer beyond 31st March 2019.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T16:30:33.64Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T16:30:33.64Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Disability: Advisory Services more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has plans to undertake an assessment of the adequacy of the Jobcentre Plus Personalised Support Package for disabled people. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 188030 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>The Department has commissioned an externally contracted evaluation of the Jobcentre Plus Personalised Support Package. This will explore the experiences of claimants, employers, providers and DWP staff, of the personalised support provided through the package.</p><p> </p><p>A synthesis report of the over-arching evaluation will be published in Autumn 2021.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T16:26:59.673Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T16:26:59.673Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Blaenau Gwent more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants of (a) personal independence payment and (b) employment and support allowance in Blaenau Gwent constituency were successful in appeals in relation to their entitlement in (i) 2017-18 and (ii) since April 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent more like this
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Nick Smith more like this
star this property uin 188789 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
star this property answer text <p>Personal Independence Payment (PIP) appeals -</p><p> </p><p>In the Blaenau Gwent constituency, (i) 130 claimants were successful in appeals in 2017-18 and (ii) 30 claimants were successful in appeals between April and June 2018, the latest date for which statistics have been published. These figures include all PIP appeals; so they will contain appeals where claimants appealed for a higher PIP award as well as those appeals against a disallowance decision. Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10.</p><p> </p><p>Appeals data taken from the DWP PIP computer system’s management information. Therefore this appeal data may differ from that held by Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service for various reasons such as delays in data recording and other methodological differences in collating and preparing statistics.</p><p> </p><p>The Parliamentary Constituency geography relates to the origin of the claim (i.e. derived from claimant’s postcode) rather than the location of where the tribunal was.</p><p> </p><p>Decisions overturned at appeal may include a number of appeals that have been lapsed (which is where DWP changed the decision after an appeal was lodged but before it was heard at Tribunal).</p><p> </p><p>Since PIP was introduced, 3.5m decisions have been made nationally up to June 2018. Of these, 9% have been appealed and 4% have been overturned.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) appeals -</p><p> </p><p>Information on appeal outcome by claim start date and Parliamentary Constituency is</p><p>available on Stat-Xplore under “ESA Work Capability Assessments”.</p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/</a></p><p>Guidance on how to use Stat-Xplore can be found here:</p><p>https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/index.html</p><p /><p>Between April 2014 and March 2018, 3.5m ESA (post WCA) decisions have been made nationally, of these 8% have been appealed and 4% have been overturned.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-11-13T15:23:43.287Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-13T15:23:43.287Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Access to Work Programme more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to Her Department's Access to Work Statistics, published on 30 October 2018, how many people who applied for Access to Work provision who were rejected because of the Access to Work cap in each month for which information is available; and how many of those people were classified as deaf. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Battersea more like this
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Marsha De Cordova more like this
star this property uin 188909 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
star this property answer text <p>Access to Work awards are capped at £57,200.00 this year. If a customer’s application for support is likely to be affected by this upper limit, their application is not rejected. An Access to Work adviser will work with the customer and their employer in order to ensure that appropriate support can still be offered. For example, Access to Work may offer such customers a managed personal budget to enable more flexibility of support.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-11-13T14:53:19.263Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-13T14:53:19.263Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Marsha De Cordova more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Access to Work Programme more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much money her Department has spent promoting Access to Work in (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17 and (c) 2017-18. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Battersea more like this
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Marsha De Cordova more like this
star this property uin 188910 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
star this property answer text <p>As part of our continued campaign, we are engaging with key influencers such as employers and health professionals, as well as claimants. We work with stakeholders and advisory groups to raise awareness of Access to Work and are working with Remploy and Ingeus to promote, and increase take up of the Mental Health Support Service. In addition, our Jobcentre partnership managers continue to engage with local stakeholders and partners to promote the support available. Access to Work is also promoted to a range of business leaders through the Disability Confident scheme.</p><p> </p><p>Most of the resource used for this activity, carried out by DWP staff or by partners, is not accounted for separately. In the three years specified, marketing spend on Access to Work was as listed below:</p><p> </p><p><strong>Year Spend</strong></p><p>2015/16 £3,960</p><p>2016/17 £13,457</p><p>2017/18 £17,635</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-11-16T13:55:19.247Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-16T13:55:19.247Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Marsha De Cordova more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Disability more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has taken steps to ensure that benefits claimants in financial hardship can obtain letters which are required to progress their claims from their GP without having to pay for such letters; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ipswich more like this
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Sandy Martin more like this
star this property uin 188914 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>We advise claimants not to seek additional evidence in support of their claim which they may be charged for, such as from GPs. Where an assessment provider determines that additional medical evidence from a GP could prove helpful they will request that evidence from the GP directly.</p><p> </p><p>GPs are obliged through their contract with NHS England to provide the assessment provider with medical evidence for Employment and Support Allowance free-of-charge. For Personal Independence Payment, we pay GPs a standard fee (currently £33.50) for completing a General Practitioner Factual Report.</p><p> </p><p>In the Government’s response to the Work and Pensions Select Committee report on Personal Independence Payment and Employment and Support Allowance Assessments we set out our commitment to continue improving the customer experience for both, including opportunities for better data sharing.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T17:41:14.79Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T17:41:14.79Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sandy Martin more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Disability more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance is provided to Job Centre staff on the Equality Act 2010 duty to make reasonable adjustments to enable disabled people to progress their claims. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ipswich more like this
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Sandy Martin more like this
star this property uin 188915 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>Comprehensive guidance for Jobcentre staff about the Equality Act 2010 is included on the Department’s intranet site ‘Equality and You – a guide for employees’. This includes advice for staff on understanding what reasonable adjustments are and why the Department has a duty to provide them for claimants who are disabled.</p><p>Where our customers advise us that they need assistance to access our services and information, we make reasonable adjustments to meet their individual needs. This means the Department communicates with customers in a variety of different formats such as Braille, audio, large print, through third party interpreters or by arranging for a member of staff to visit the customer in their home.</p><p>Service delivery teams within Jobcentres provide a professional and supportive environment for our customers, providing digital coaching, helping claimants set up their claims and also maintaining them.</p><p>Claimants who require additional support to complete a claim form have the option to book a one to one appointment with a member of the Service Delivery team to receive assistance. In addition telephony support is in place for those vulnerable claimants who cannot ‘self-serve’ online and where a claimant is unable to manage their own affairs, an appointee can act on their behalf, taking responsibility for making and maintaining any benefit claim.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T17:33:55.92Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T17:33:55.92Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sandy Martin more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Cystic Fibrosis more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with cystic fibrosis have qualified for (a) personal independence payments and (b) disability living allowance in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North more like this
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Diana Johnson more like this
star this property uin 188757 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>Statistics on Personal Independence Payment (PIP) claim outcomes (clearances) at disability level are not readily available and have not previously been published as Official Statistics. We are producing the statistics requested and issuing them in an Official Statistics release on 11<sup>th</sup> December 2018 in accordance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The information requested is not readily available for Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>Statistics on the number of individuals in receipt of Disability Living Allowance and Personal Independence payments broken down by disability, age and date are already available on Stat Xplore:</p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk</a></p><p> </p><p>Guidance for users is available at:</p><p><a href="https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html" target="_blank">https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html</a>.</p><p><strong> </strong></p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T17:16:06.577Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:16:06.577Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Disability: Employment more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to Table A08 of the recent Labour Market Bulletin published by the Office for National Statistics, what assessment she has made of the reasons for people with disabilities having an employment rate of 30.4 percentage points lower than people without disabilities between April to June 2018; and what plans her Department has to address that disability employment gap. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Wavertree more like this
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Luciana Berger more like this
star this property uin 188805 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>The employment rate gap between disabled and non-disabled people fell from 33.1% in April-June 2013 to 31.3% in April-June 2017.</p><p> </p><p>We remain committed to further improving outcomes for disabled people. The manifesto commitment to get one million more disabled people in work by 2027 gives us a clear, ambitious, and time bound goal.</p><p> </p><p>We set out our continued commitment to improving employment rates for disabled people and people with long-term health conditions in <em>Improving Lives: the Future of Work, Health and Disability</em>. We believe people should get the support they need whatever their health condition or disability, whether that’s from their employer, from the health system or from the welfare system.</p><p> </p><p>We have invested in our Personal Support Package, which includes £330 million of funding over four years with a range of new interventions and initiatives designed to provide support that is tailored to the individual needs of claimants. We have recruited 300 additional Disability Employment Advisers and we are introducing 200 new Community Partners, bringing specialist advice and support into the Jobcentre.</p><p> </p><p>We are supporting employers to help them recruit and retain disabled people and people with health conditions through Disability Confident, the Access to Work scheme, and specialist advisers in Jobcentres.</p><p> </p><p>Recognising the importance of keeping people in work, we want to reform the Statutory Sick Pay system so that it more effectively supports returns to work, and we are exploring how to shape, fund and deliver transformational change to provide effective occupational health services that can support people in work.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T15:14:13.65Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T15:14:13.65Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Luciana Berger more like this