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star this property date less than 2014-03-11more like thismore than 2014-03-11
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to help people with mental illnesses find appropriate work. more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-18more like thismore than 2014-03-18
star this property answer text <p>Each Jobcentre Plus District is resourced to have a <strong>Mental Health and Wellbeing Partnership Manager,</strong> they identify the availability of local support that advisers may refer to and provide a support role to advisers who work with customers with mental health conditions. </p><p> </p><p>In January 2014 we launched the <strong><em>Employment and Wellbeing</em> toolkit</strong> which offers practical support to Jobcentre advisers to help them work with claimants affected by mental health problems. The toolkit enables advisers to establish a clear employment focus and identify appropriate interventions and actions which enable claimants with mental health issues to progress into employment as quickly as possible.</p><p> </p><p>Disability Employment Advisers (DEAs) and Work Psychologists also offer specialist advice in Jobcentres. DEAs can act as an advocate for the customer with prospective employers, aiming to identify work solutions that will overcome or minimise any difficulties related to an individual's disability in the work place and Work Psychologists, can provide advice and guidance on effective provision and complete an Employment Assessment for claimants. </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Many benefit claimants with mental health problems will be referred to, or may have access to, a range of support including the Work Programme or specialist disability employment programmes including Work Choice and Access to Work.</p><p> </p><p>Work Programme advisors have access to the Working for Wellbeing toolkit which was developed by an expert group of Work Programme and specialist providers to improve employment outcomes for claimants who have mental health problems.</p><p> </p><p>Work Choice is a programme for disabled people with more intensive support and can provide specialist support for people with mental health conditions.</p><p> </p><p>Access to Work includes a specific Mental Health Support Service for people who require support while in work to help them to stay in work. 90 per cent of the people who have been on the MHSS programme for six months (though not always needing six months of support) are still in work. Employer engagement is a key element of the service.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this