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star this property date less than 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Disability remove filter
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to help businesses increase access for disabled people to (a) apprenticeships and (b) jobs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>In respect of apprenticeships, we have undertaken a number of actions to improve access to apprenticeships for people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. We have made British Sign Language (BSL) an alternative to English Functional Skills for those who have BSL as their first language and we have adjusted the minimum English and maths requirements for those who are able to meet the occupational standard of their apprenticeship but would struggle to achieve the regular English and maths minimum requirements.</p><p> </p><p>It is encouraging to see that 36,900 apprenticeships were started by individuals with learning difficulties and/or disabilities in the first three quarters of 2018/9. This is 12.3 per cent of all apprenticeship starts and an increase from 11.5 per cent at the same point in 2017/18.</p><p> </p><p>We continue our work with Mencap and our Pacesetters group, made up of a range of organisations and local authorities to identify what further support we can give those with learning difficulties and/or disabilities.</p><p> </p><p>With regard to jobs help, we offer a range of programmes and schemes that offer employment support to disabled people. These include:</p><p> </p><ul><li>the Work and Heath Programme (WHP), which will help 275,000 people over 5 years, including 220,000 disabled people.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>The Disability Confident scheme. Through this, we work with employers to change attitudes and create employment opportunities by giving businesses the tools and techniques to recruit and retain disabled people in their workplace. Over 13,600 employers are signed up to Disability Confident, and their number continues to grow.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Access to Work, which offers eligible disabled people a grant of up to £59,200 per year to fund support above the level of reasonable adjustments, to ensure that their health condition or disability does not hold them back in the workplace. Last year we spent £129 million on Access to Work grants, helping over 36,000 people stay in employment.</li></ul><p> </p><p>The Intensive Personalised Employment Support Programme (IPES) will launch by the end of 2019. It will provide highly personalised packages of employment support for disabled people with complex and multiple barriers to work who are at least a year away from moving into work without the support on the programme.</p><p> </p><p>Our Jobcentres offer tailored and personalised support from Work Coaches and Disability Employment Advisers, backed by the Personal Support Package which is a 4-year, £330 million package of employment support targeted at claimants with disabilities and health conditions.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T16:00:36.917Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T16:00:36.917Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1145597
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star this property date less than 2019-09-24more like thismore than 2019-09-24
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Disability remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent steps she has taken to address the disability employment gap. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cambridge more like this
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Daniel Zeichner more like this
star this property uin 290359 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
star this property answer text <p>Government set out a ten year change programme, to improve disability employment, in the Command Paper “Improving Lives: the future of work, health and disability” (2017). This describes actions across welfare, workplace and health settings.</p><p>Recent steps taken include:</p><ul><li>holding a consultation on how employers can best support disabled people and people with long-term health conditions to stay in and thrive in work;</li><li>supporting disabled people into work through initiatives like the Work and Health Programme and Personal Support Package, and introducing the new Intensive Personalised Employment Support programme, which will be in place by the end of 2019;</li><li>from April 2019, we introduced an enhanced Disability Employment Adviser and a new Disability Employment Adviser Leader role, in total more than 800 individuals supporting Jobcentre colleagues to provide high quality services to disabled people and those with health conditions;</li><li>using an Innovation Fund funded by DWP, DHSC, and NHS England to test initiatives to support disabled people and those with health conditions to get into, and remain in, work;</li><li>introducing, in November 2018, a voluntary reporting framework to support employers to record and voluntarily report information on disability and mental health in the workplace;</li><li>providing support for nearly 34,000 disabled workers last year through the Access to Work scheme; and</li><li>engaging with employers through the Disability Confident scheme.</li></ul>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-10-02T14:57:37.6Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-02T14:57:37.6Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Daniel Zeichner more like this
1146002
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Disability remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate she has made of the disability employment gap in her Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Eastbourne more like this
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Stephen Lloyd more like this
star this property uin 290898 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
star this property answer text <p>The disability employment gap is the measure of the difference between the employment rate of disabled people and the employment rate of non-disabled people. It is not therefore something which can be measured at the level of a single organisation. The current disability employment gap in the UK is 28.9 percentage points.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-10-03T16:26:11.997Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-03T16:26:11.997Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Lloyd more like this
1145598
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star this property date less than 2019-09-24more like thismore than 2019-09-24
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Disability remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of disabled people leaving work as a result of a (a) disability and (b) long-term health condition in (i) 2016, (ii) 2017 and (iii) 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cambridge more like this
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Daniel Zeichner more like this
star this property uin 290360 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not available.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-10-02T13:47:55.947Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-02T13:47:55.947Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4382
star this property label Biography information for Daniel Zeichner more like this
1143873
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Disability remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what criteria her Department uses to assign Disability Employment Advisor Leaders to locations throughout the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
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Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 285339 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>Each area receives an appropriate allocation of DEA’s and DEAL’s based on its size and claimant caseload. As at the end of August 2019 the Department has 104.29 full time equivalent (FTE) Disability Employment Adviser Leaders in place across the Jobcentre Network.</p><p> </p><p>The following table provides a breakdown of the number of FTE DEAL’s allocated by area as at the end of August 2019.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Area</p></td><td><p>DEAL (FTE)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Scotland</p></td><td><p>9.26</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wales</p></td><td><p>7.00</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North West</p></td><td><p>9.26</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North East</p></td><td><p>9.24</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North Central</p></td><td><p>9.90</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West Midlands</p></td><td><p>12.04</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North and East Midlands</p></td><td><p>13.44</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>London and Essex</p></td><td><p>14.42</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South East</p></td><td><p>10.23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South West</p></td><td><p>9.50</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The figures provided are taken from the Departments ‘Activity Based Management’ (ABM) system. The data is derived from unpublished management information, collected and intended for internal departmental use and has not been quality assured to National Statistics or Official Statistics publication standard.</p><p> </p><p>The Northern Irish Assembly has devolved responsibility for social security benefits. As such any questions relating to staffing figures should be directed to the Department for Communities in Northern Ireland.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 285338 more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T10:45:13.37Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T10:45:13.37Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1145596
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star this property date less than 2019-09-24more like thismore than 2019-09-24
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Disability remove filter
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the Government's progress on achieving employment for one million more disabled people by 2027. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cambridge more like this
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Daniel Zeichner more like this
star this property uin 290358 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
star this property answer text <p>In 2017, the Government set out its commitment to see 1 million more disabled people in employment by 2027. In the first two years of the commitment (between Q1 2017 and Q1 2019), the number of disabled people in employment increased by 404,000.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-10-02T13:40:10.547Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-02T13:40:10.547Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Daniel Zeichner more like this
1145602
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star this property date less than 2019-09-24more like thismore than 2019-09-24
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Disability remove filter
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many organisations have participated in her Department's voluntary reporting framework on disability, mental health and wellbeing in the workplace since November 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cambridge more like this
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Daniel Zeichner more like this
star this property uin 290364 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
star this property answer text <p>The voluntary reporting framework was developed by the Government in partnership with employers and expert partners to support organisations to record and voluntarily report information on disability, mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. There is no requirement for them to notify the Government of this information and no figures on participation are held. The approach recognises that transparency can be an effective leaver in creating a more equal society both for employees within organisations and for external audiences.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-10-02T14:25:59.017Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-02T14:25:59.017Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Daniel Zeichner more like this
1149469
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star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Disability remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employers in (a) Birkenhead and (b) the UK have signed up to the Disability Confident scheme; and how many jobs have been created (i) in and (ii) under that scheme. 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 449 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>The Disability Confident (DC) scheme was launched in November 2016 and supports the Government’s commitment of helping one million more disabled people into work by 2027. Disability Confident provides employers with the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to attract, recruit, retain and develop disabled people in the workplace. The scheme is designed as a journey, with all employers starting at Level 1 and progressing through the scheme at their own pace. Accreditation for each level lasts for 3 years. No employer is too small or new to start the journey and even the most experienced employer will still find new techniques and best practice that can help them. As of 13/9/2019, the latest published figures show that over 13,600 employers are signed up to the scheme nationally at the following levels: Level 1 - DC Committed (10,031), Level 2 - DC Employer (3,336), Level 3 - DC Leader (244) of those, 62% are small or micro employers and 80% are SMEs. All main Government departments are DC Leaders (Level 3) and over 83% of Local Authorities signed up, with good penetration of NHS and blue-light services. In Birkenhead there are 42 Disability Confident organisations; 31 DC Committed (Level 1), 10 DC Employer (Level 2) and 1 DC Leader (Level 3). Of the 157,000 jobs currently advertised on the DWP Find a Job website, over 20,000 are from DC employers – totalling 13%.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T11:30:59.057Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T11:30:59.057Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1143872
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star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Disability remove filter
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Disability Employment Adviser Leaders are based in (a) Scotland, (b) Wales, (c) Northern Ireland, and (d) each region of England; and what estimate she has made of the number of Disability Employment Adviser Leaders in those areas in each of the next three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
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Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 285338 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>Each area receives an appropriate allocation of DEA’s and DEAL’s based on its size and claimant caseload. As at the end of August 2019 the Department has 104.29 full time equivalent (FTE) Disability Employment Adviser Leaders in place across the Jobcentre Network.</p><p> </p><p>The following table provides a breakdown of the number of FTE DEAL’s allocated by area as at the end of August 2019.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Area</p></td><td><p>DEAL (FTE)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Scotland</p></td><td><p>9.26</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wales</p></td><td><p>7.00</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North West</p></td><td><p>9.26</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North East</p></td><td><p>9.24</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North Central</p></td><td><p>9.90</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West Midlands</p></td><td><p>12.04</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North and East Midlands</p></td><td><p>13.44</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>London and Essex</p></td><td><p>14.42</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South East</p></td><td><p>10.23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South West</p></td><td><p>9.50</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The figures provided are taken from the Departments ‘Activity Based Management’ (ABM) system. The data is derived from unpublished management information, collected and intended for internal departmental use and has not been quality assured to National Statistics or Official Statistics publication standard.</p><p> </p><p>The Northern Irish Assembly has devolved responsibility for social security benefits. As such any questions relating to staffing figures should be directed to the Department for Communities in Northern Ireland.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 285339 more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T10:45:13.323Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T10:45:13.323Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4440
star this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Disability remove filter
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Disability Confident employers have employed a disabled person since achieving Disability Confident status. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 258940 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
star this property answer text <p>DWP does not track individual Disability Confident employers’ workforces. However, last year we published the results of survey research, commissioned from Ipsos MORI, which explored the effect that signing up to the Disability Confident scheme has had on employers’ recruitment and retention attitudes and practices with regards to disabled people.</p><p> </p><p>The researchers interviewed employers of all sizes, ranging from very small organisations with low levels of staff turnover to large companies employing thousands. Across all employers interviewed, half said they had recruited at least one person with a disability, long-term health or mental health condition as a result of joining the scheme. Among larger employers, nearly two thirds reported the same.</p><p> </p><p>The full report may be viewed here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/disability-confident-survey-of-participating-employers" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/disability-confident-survey-of-participating-employers</a></p><p> </p><p>Last year we also published the ‘Voluntary reporting on disability, mental health and wellbeing: A framework to support employers to voluntarily report on disability, mental health and wellbeing in the workplace’. This framework was developed in partnership with large employers and expert partners (including leading charities) to support organisations to record and voluntarily report information on disability, mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.</p><p> </p><p>The government believes that transparency and reporting are effective levers in driving the culture change required to build a more inclusive society. The framework is a short guide to support employers to take a first step on the journey towards greater transparency.</p><p> </p><p>The framework can be viewed here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/voluntary-reporting-on-disability-mental-health-and-wellbeing/voluntary-reporting-on-disability-mental-health-and-wellbeing-a-framework-to-support-employers-to-voluntarily-report-on-disability-mental-health-an" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/voluntary-reporting-on-disability-mental-health-and-wellbeing/voluntary-reporting-on-disability-mental-health-and-wellbeing-a-framework-to-support-employers-to-voluntarily-report-on-disability-mental-health-an</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-06-06T15:01:33.34Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-06T15:01:33.34Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this