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star this property date less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Incapacity Benefit more like this
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star 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 plans she has to support long-term incapacity benefit claimants into work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Woking more like this
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Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The Government has an ambitious objective to see 1 million more disabled people in work by 2027. We are committed to supporting long-term incapacity benefit claimants into work.</p><p> </p><p>With effect from April 2017, we introduced the Personal Support Package for claimants on Employment and Support Allowance and Universal Credit throughout the Jobcentre Plus network. This initiative is expanding and improving the help we offer to those with disabilities and health conditions. It offers support for ESA and UC claimants to prepare for, find and enter work, but also ensures that we have enough work coaches and advisers to provide that support.</p><p> </p><p>The Work and Health Programme (WHP) was launched throughout England and Wales on a rolling basis between November 2017 and March 2018 and will provide innovative support for around 275,000 people over five years.</p><p> </p><p>The third set of experimental WHP statistics was published on 30 May 2019, and found that 78% of starts were people with a health condition or disability, 9% were people in an early access priority group and 13% were long-term unemployed. Although it’s still very early in the life of WHP, as of February 2019 3,140 participants had achieved a Job Outcome. From the December 2017 cohort, who had received 14 months of support, 23% have achieved a Job Outcome.</p><p> </p><p>Access to Work continues to offer eligible individuals practical advice and a discretionary grant of up to £59,200 per year to fund support above the level of an employer’s statutory obligation to make reasonable adjustments, and this can communication support at interviews for people moving into work.</p><p> </p><p>The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions announced in December 2018 that we would be investing more than £40m in the new Intensive Personalised Employment Support Programme (IPES), a highly personalised package of support for disabled people who are at least a year away from moving into work. IPES is expected to be in place by the end of 2019 and run for a period of 4 years from the start of the contract. IPES will provide support for around 2,500 starts per year, totalling 10,000 on the programme.</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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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jonathan Lord more like this