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star this property date less than 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
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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 Access to Work Programme remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure the availability of Access to Work grants for those who especially need them to start working. more like this
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Baroness Uddin more like this
star this property uin HL986 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 2015-07-08more like thismore than 2015-07-08
unstar this property answer text <p>Access to Work grants are available for those who meet the eligibility criteria for the scheme including those who are about to start working. Access to Work has specialist teams to ensure more complicated cases are processed as quickly as possible and fast track applications for those who know their circumstances or have a prior assessment enabling support to be put in place quickly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2015-07-08T11:37:14.247Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-08T11:37:14.247Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Uddin more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-16more like thismore than 2015-12-16
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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 Access to Work Programme remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Access to Work scheme can fund, or help fund, the installation of a disabled toilet in a workplace. more like this
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Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
star this property uin HL4624 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 2015-12-22more like thismore than 2015-12-22
unstar this property answer text <p>Access to Work is able to help with adaptations to Premises and Equipment.</p><br /><p>In all cases where adaptations to premises are required, advisers will look to see what reasonable adjustment has first been made in accordance with employers obligations under the Equality Act.</p><p>Dependent on the size of the business, an employer contribution may also be sought.</p><p><strong></strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2015-12-22T16:09:58.723Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-22T16:09:58.723Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-01-11more like thismore than 2016-01-11
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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 Access to Work Programme remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many times in the last year the Access to Work scheme has contributed to funding (1) the installation of a disabled toilet in a workplace, and (2) the adaptation of an existing workplace toilet into one suitable for disabled people. more like this
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Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
star this property uin HL4873 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 2016-01-19more like thismore than 2016-01-19
unstar this property answer text <p>This information is not readily available.</p><br /><p>In all cases where adaptations to premises are required, advisers will look to see what reasonable adjustment has first been made in accordance with employers obligations under the Equality Act.</p><br /><p>Dependent on the size of the business, an employer contribution may also be sought.</p><p><strong></strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2016-01-19T12:24:03.577Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-19T12:24:03.577Z
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4533
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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3785
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-01-26more like thismore than 2017-01-26
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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 Access to Work Programme remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to increase awareness of Access to Work among employers. more like this
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Baroness Randerson more like this
star this property uin HL5046 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 2017-02-09more like thismore than 2017-02-09
unstar this property answer text <p>We are increasing awareness of Access to Work among employers through a range of communications, including using the Disability Confident campaign to provide information to employer organisations. Planned communications activity includes direct e-mail marketing to employers and employer associations, employer engagement at a national level through Jobcentre Plus National Employer and Partnership Team, and proactive local engagement through Jobcentre Plus partnerships managers, Disability Employment Advisers and employer advisers. We are also working closely with Remploy, who operate the Mental Health Support Service, to maximise opportunities to promote the service to employers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2017-02-09T15:48:55.47Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-09T15:48:55.47Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
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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 Access to Work Programme remove filter
star this property house id 1 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 steps his Department is taking to improve information for (a) job seekers and (b) employees on the support available through Access to Work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 231374 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 2019-03-15more like thismore than 2019-03-15
unstar this property answer text <p>Access to Work continues to undertake targeted marketing and awareness raising activities. For example, the scheme is promoted to benefit claimants through Jobcentre Plus and to a range of business leaders through the Disability Confident scheme. We have also worked with a variety of stakeholder organisations to market Access to Work to their clients, including sharing information about how individuals can apply for support.</p><p> </p><p>We are currently testing a number of communication activities to raise awareness of Access to Work among Jobcentre Plus staff in Greater Manchester, in order to equip work coaches with the knowledge to have conversations with customers who may require in work support. We will evaluate the most successful methods before a national roll-out.</p><p> </p><p>Access to Work is also reviewing the content and formats of its existing information channels, including considering how to achieve more effective use of alternative formats such as British Sign Language videos.</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 2019-03-15T14:38:03.447Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-15T14:38:03.447Z
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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 Paul Farrelly more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
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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 Access to Work Programme remove filter
star this property house id 1 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 deadline is to implement the new online system to submit Access to Work signed claim forms with invoices. 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 231984 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 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
unstar this property answer text <p>Access to Work is in the process of transforming its digital processes, from application through to payment. We do not yet have a timetable for completion of this work. We are currently evaluating a range of digital options for Access to Work claim form and receipt/invoice submissions and we will be able to develop delivery timetables for that aspect of the transformation once this analysis has been completed.</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 2019-03-19T11:44:20.433Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-19T11:44:20.433Z
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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 Stephen Lloyd more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
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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 Access to Work Programme remove filter
star this property house id 1 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, if it remains the Government’s ambition to provide access to work support to over 60,000 people per year by 2020 as set out in the Work, Health and Disability Green Paper published in November 2017. 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 245556 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 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
unstar this property answer text <p>The ‘60,000 people per year’ ambition was proposed in the ‘Work, health and disability green paper: improving lives’ consultation document, which was published in October 2016, but it was not repeated in the Government’s response ‘Improving Lives: The Future of Work, Health and Disability’, published 30 November 2017.</p><p> </p><p>The figure of ‘60,000 people per year’ was developed using data from the old Access to Work statistics series. These were withdrawn and replaced by the new experimental Access to Work Statistics, first published on 10 October 2017 and available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/access-to-work-statistics" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/access-to-work-statistics</a></p><p> </p><p>We explained the reasons for the changes to our methodology for calculating Access to Work statistics in the Statistical Notice that we published on 12 September 2017: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/643401/statistical-notice-access-to-work-statistics.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/643401/statistical-notice-access-to-work-statistics.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>We are committed to improving Access to Work’s reach, as well as the support it offers. In 2017/18 expenditure rose to £110.8 million, a 4% increase in real terms on 2016/17, and support was provided to nearly 34,000 disabled people, an increase of 13% on 16/17. Record numbers of people with learning disabilities (up 22%) and mental health conditions (up 34%) were supported by the scheme. We have also expanded the eligibility criteria for the scheme to include a broader range of customers, such as people who have a drug and alcohol addiction and are in a treatment 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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less than 2019-04-25T12:44:32.287Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-25T12:44:32.287Z
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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 Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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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 Access to Work Programme remove filter
star this property house id 1 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 recent discussions she has had with (a) disabled people and (b) disabled people's organisations on the Access to Work scheme. 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 255394 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
unstar this property answer text <p>I am committed to ensuring that disabled people and disabled people’s organisations are engaged with and listened to. My diary for this year is filling up with meetings with disabled people and stakeholders, ranging from individual Access to Work customers to larger organisations such as Action on Hearing Loss.</p><p> </p><p>Access to Work has a regular stakeholder forum which brings together disabled people and disabled people’s organisations to discuss how the Access to Work offer works for our customers. This group includes representatives from organisations such as the Thomas Pocklington Trust, Versus Arthritis and the National Deaf Children’s Association. The group is due to meet next month and will discuss plans for future improvements for the Access to Work scheme.</p><p> </p><p>DWP also undertakes regular engagement with stakeholders on specific issues. For example, this week officials held a stakeholder workshop on Access to Work’s Tech Fund policy, exploring strategies for encouraging the take-up of assistive technology to meet support needs. Next week, we are hosting the latest in a series of stakeholder workshops to discuss the Access to Work offer for self-employed people.</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 2019-05-24T12:10:30.023Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T12:10:30.023Z
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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 Marsha De Cordova more like this
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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 Access to Work Programme remove filter
star this property house id 1 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, whether changes to Access to Work support are planned for staff employed by non-ministerial government departments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hayes and Harlington more like this
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John McDonnell more like this
star this property uin 284252 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 2019-09-06more like thismore than 2019-09-06
unstar this property answer text <p>Since 2006, employees of ministerial government departments have had their support funded directly by their Departments rather than through Access to Work, with the exception of Ministry of Defence employees working outside of London.</p><p> </p><p>Access to Work is an important enabler in the delivery of the Government’s pledge to see a million more disabled people into work. As leaders in disability employment, and Disability Confident Level 3 Leaders, government departments should not be reliant on external grants to provide the necessary support for their employees.</p><p> </p><p>We have consulted with Ministerial and Non-Ministerial government departments, as well as their arms lengths bodies, to understand what any change could mean. We are currently reviewing this information and considering options for the future.</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 2019-09-06T11:17:13.1Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-06T11:17:13.1Z
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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 John McDonnell more like this
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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 Access to Work Programme remove filter
star this property house id 1 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, if she will publish details of Access to Work spending by region. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport more like this
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Luke Pollard more like this
star this property uin 291067 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 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
unstar this property answer text <p>Please see attached excel file.</p><p> </p><p>Here you will find Access to Work spending by region consistent with the published Access to Work statistics.</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 2019-10-04T11:03:45.637Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-04T11:03:45.637Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property file name AtW expenditure regional breakdowns.xlsx more like this
star this property title AtW Expenditure Regional Breakdown more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Luke Pollard more like this