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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Personal Independence Payment more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Supreme Court ruling of July 2019, if her Department will review the assessment criteria for personal independence payments for claimants with mental health illnesses that requires assessors to make a distinction between whether a claimant needs prompting to engage with other people or social support. more like this
tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
tabling member printed
Marion Fellows more like this
uin 279441 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-26more like thismore than 2019-07-26
answer text <p>The Supreme Court handed down its decision on the case known as MM (SSWP v MM) on 18 July 2019. The case concerns the definition of ‘social support’ when engaging with other people face to face under activity 9 of the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Regulations, and how far in advance that support can be provided.</p><p> </p><p>The Department will carefully consider the judgment and work with stakeholders to implement it fully so that claimants get the PIP support they are entitled to. This will include reviewing and updating where needed the guidance used for PIP assessments.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-26T10:23:16.69Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-26T10:23:16.69Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4440
label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1140217
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Employment: Autism more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking further to the Disability Confident Scheme and the Disability Confident Toolkit to ensure people with autism spectrum conditions are supported within the workplace through (a) peer and (b) mentor support. more like this
tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
tabling member printed
Marion Fellows more like this
uin 279085 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
answer text <p>Access to Work offers 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 include specialist mentoring. DWP is working with the Supported Business Alliance (SBA) and The British Association for Supported Employment (BASE) to develop a new long term element of Access to Work, to support people working for a supported business, many of whom have autism spectrum conditions.</p><p> </p><p>DWP, in partnership with Department of Health and Social Care, has published a consultation: ‘Health is everyone’s business: proposals to reduce ill health-related job loss’ on how employers can best support disabled people and people with long-term health conditions, including those with autism spectrum conditions, to stay and thrive in work.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-23T10:18:10.63Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T10:18:10.63Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4440
label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1140219
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Employment: Autism more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking, in addition to the Disability Confident Scheme and the Disability Confident Toolkit, to ensure people with autism spectrum conditions are supported in the workplace in relation to the working environment and their sensory needs. more like this
tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
tabling member printed
Marion Fellows more like this
uin 279086 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
answer text <p>Access to Work staff have a specialist knowledge of disabilities and health conditions, including autism spectrum conditions, which enables them to offer customers tailored packages of support, and the scheme offers eligible individuals a workplace assessment to establish what personalised support would be most appropriate to support them at work.</p><p> </p><p>DWP is working with the Supported Business Alliance (SBA) and The British Association for Supported Employment (BASE) to develop a new long term element of Access to Work, to support people working for a supported business, many of whom have autism spectrum conditions.</p><p> </p><p>DWP is also working in partnership with Department of Health and Social Care to publish a consultation on how employers can best support disabled people and people with long-term health conditions, including those with autism spectrum conditions, to stay and thrive in work.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-23T10:24:38.073Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T10:24:38.073Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4440
label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1140220
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Employment: Autism more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if her Department will offer people with autistic spectrum conditions of working age access to interview training designed and delivered by individuals with extensive knowledge of autism spectrum conditions through Jobcentres. more like this
tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
tabling member printed
Marion Fellows more like this
uin 279087 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
answer text <p>The new Health and Work Conversation allows work coaches to build engagement with claimants with disabilities and health issues. Work Coaches are given comprehensive training to build their empathy skills and help them to actively listen to claimants. In addition, two new specialist job roles were introduced into Jobcentres from April 2019 - a revised Disability Employment Adviser role, bringing together the current role and incorporating elements of the Community Partner and Small Employer Adviser roles, and a new Disability Employment Adviser Leader role. These new roles will be instrumental in driving the government’s commitment to providing high quality support to disabled people and those with health conditions, including autism spectrum conditions. In total, more than 800 people will be employed in these new roles.</p><p> </p><p>Work Coaches can refer individuals to a range of personalised support, which can include specialist interview training, through programmes like The Work and Health Programme. Work and Health Programme providers have links to organisations with extensive knowledge of autism spectrum conditions, including Autism Plus, Triple A (All About Autism), Autism Anglia, Autism Spectrum Connections CYMRU (ASCC), Gwent Integrated Autism Service, and The Autism Directory.</p><p> </p><p>By the end of 2019 we will have rolled out our new Intensive Personalised Employment Support Programme, which will provide highly personalised packages of employment support for disabled people, including people with autism spectrum conditions, who are at least a year away from moving into work.</p>
answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-23T10:10:39.83Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T10:10:39.83Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4440
label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1134100
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Autism more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in receipt of (a) employment support allowance and (b) personal independence payments are (i) autistic and (ii) have autistic spectrum disorders. more like this
tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
tabling member printed
Marion Fellows more like this
uin 268546 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
answer text <p>The information requested for Employment and Support Allowance is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>The latest available data on the number of Personal Independent Payment (PIP) claims in payment split by disability for both new claims and Disability Living Allowance reassessed claims, each month from the start of PIP in April 2013 – April 2019 can be found at <a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/</a></p><p> </p><p>Guidance on how to use Stat-Xplore can be found here:<a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/User-Guide.html" target="_blank"> https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/User-Guide.html</a></p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
grouped question UIN 268547 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-02T16:18:12.923Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T16:18:12.923Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4440
label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1134101
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Autism more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants of (a) employment support allowance and (b) personal independence payments have (a) Autism and (b) autistic spectrum disorders in each of the last five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
tabling member printed
Marion Fellows more like this
uin 268547 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
answer text <p>The information requested for Employment and Support Allowance is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>The latest available data on the number of Personal Independent Payment (PIP) claims in payment split by disability for both new claims and Disability Living Allowance reassessed claims, each month from the start of PIP in April 2013 – April 2019 can be found at <a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/</a></p><p> </p><p>Guidance on how to use Stat-Xplore can be found here:<a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/User-Guide.html" target="_blank"> https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/User-Guide.html</a></p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
grouped question UIN 268546 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-02T16:18:12.967Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T16:18:12.967Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4440
label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1134104
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Employment: Autism more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to support adults with Autism gain employment. more like this
tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
tabling member printed
Marion Fellows more like this
uin 268550 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
answer text <p>The Government is committed to improving employment outcomes for people with autism. Improving Lives: the Future of Work, Health and Disability is our strategy for helping people with disabilities or health conditions enter and remain in employment. It includes details of several initiatives that will help support disabled people, including people with autism, in making a successful transition to employment. For example:</p><p> </p><ul><li>The Work and Health Programme will provide innovative support for around 275,000 people over five years. The majority of people of starting on the programme (around 220,000) will be disabled people, including people with autism, who can volunteer for the programme at any time.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>The Personal Support Package for people with health conditions and disabilities, with a range of new interventions and initiatives designed to provide support that is tailored to the individual needs of claimants, including people with autism</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Access to Work is a demand-led, discretionary grant scheme which offers advice and in-work support to disabled people, including those with autism, above the level of statutory reasonable adjustments. An Access to Work customer may receive an award of up to £59,200 p.a. to pay for support to help them to enter or retain employment. This can include help with getting to work.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Through the Disability Confident scheme, DWP is engaging with employers, offering online guidance and helping to promote the skills, talents and abilities of disabled people, including people with autism and associated hidden impairments</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>We are also continuing to build on local initiatives in jobcentres, to ensure that we deliver a consistently supportive service across Jobcentre Plus. For example, as part of Autism Awareness Week in April 2019, we introduced short “Bitesize” Autism Awareness Learning for work coaches and promoted Calm and Quiet Sessions in jobcentres.</li></ul><p> </p><p>Looking forward, the new Intensive Personalised Employment Support Programme, which will roll out by the end of 2019, will provide highly personalised packages of employment support for disabled people, including those with autism, who are at least a year away from moving into work.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-02T16:05:08.68Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T16:05:08.68Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4440
label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1132524
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Carers: Re-employment more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support her Department provides to single adult carers of adult dependants to re-enter work. more like this
tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
tabling member printed
Marion Fellows more like this
uin 265549 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
answer text <p>Jobcentre Plus work coaches offer all claimants, including carers, a comprehensive menu of help, including skills provision and job search support, including individual support packages to help people into work. Support and coaching is personalised to the individual so that it works best for them.</p><p /><p>For example, Jobcentre Plus Work Coaches utilise packages of support such as New Enterprise Allowance (NEA) for those considering self-employment and funding from the Flexible Support Fund to help individuals overcome their barriers to enter employment.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, support is available via the National Careers Service in England, co-located in around 90% of Jobcentres and available online. This includes a Skills Health Check designed to help users explore their skills and interests to help identify the right job. In Scotland a broader offer is made via My World of Work.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-20T12:55:56.737Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T12:55:56.737Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4440
label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1128534
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Independent Assessment Services more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 23 May 2019 to Question 256361 on Independent Assessment Services, whether reports classified as acceptable with feedback provide non-prescriptive amendments to the health professional. more like this
tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
tabling member printed
Marion Fellows more like this
uin 257766 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
answer text <p>An “acceptable with feedback” grade results in feedback being given to the Health Professional, but does not require an amendment to the assessment report.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-05T12:07:44.937Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T12:07:44.937Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4440
label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1127567
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Independent Assessment Services more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to audits requiring amendments to be made to Independent Assessment Service health assessment reports, in what circumstances are such amendments not made by the health professional who conducted the assessment. more like this
tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
tabling member printed
Marion Fellows more like this
uin 256358 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
answer text <p>Data is not specifically collated on the number of reports that have been amended by the Health Professional that conducted the health assessment or those that had not.</p><p> </p><p>Where Independent Assessment Service reports require amendment via audit then this activity, wherever possible, should be taken by the Health Professional who carried out the original assessment. Exceptions to this may be as a result of the Health Professional’s availability for example, annual leave which would cause an unnecessary delay to the assessment process.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
grouped question UIN 256359 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-23T10:29:44.737Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T10:29:44.737Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4440
label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this