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592916
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-10-03more like thismore than 2016-10-03
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Disability: Employment more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the findings of the recent report <i>Realising Aspirations for All</i> by the charity Sense. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Ramsbotham more like this
uin HL2042 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
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answer text <p>We welcome the Sense report, Realising Aspirations for All and its findings. We want all disabled and people with a long term health condition to fulfil their potential and achieve their aspirations.</p><p>We will soon publish a Green Paper on work and health and conduct a consultation to understand how every individual can have the opportunity to work and share in the economic and health benefits that work brings, regardless of their health condition or disability. We will engage with Sense and other key stakeholders as part of the Green Paper consultation.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-10-17T16:56:57.043Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-17T16:56:57.043Z
answering member
3893
label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
tabling member
3744
label Biography information for Lord Ramsbotham more like this
592935
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-10-03more like thismore than 2016-10-03
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Working Mothers more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what support structure they have put in place for women who are returning to the workforce after they have had children. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
uin HL2061 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>We are helping women to return to the workforce after they have had children through the support provided by Jobcentre Plus. Work Coaches provide personalised support, tailored to meet the needs and requirements of parents, helping them to find work that fits with their individual circumstances. The Flexible Support Fund allows Work Coaches to address barriers to employment and support parents into work. This can be used in a variety of ways including paying for travel and childcare to allow parents to undertake training, attend interviews or start work.</p><p> </p><p>We are also putting in place a new package of government support that will make childcare more affordable and more accessible. This will build on the support already offered and will mean more parents have choice, security and peace of mind when it comes to being in work and supporting their family.</p><p> </p><p>Parents on Universal Credit have been offered more generous support from 11 April 2016, where they are able to claim up to 85% of childcare costs, compared to 70% previously. This is up to a monthly limit of £646 for one child or £1,108 for two or more children, up to the age of 16.</p><p> </p><p>The Government currently offers 15 hours of free childcare for all three and four year olds and some of the most disadvantaged two year olds in England. From September 2017, this free childcare offer will be doubled for working parents of three and four year olds in England from 15 to 30 hours per week.</p><p> </p><p>We are also introducing Tax-Free Childcare, which will be available to around two million households to help pay for childcare costs from early 2017. For every £8 parents pay into an online account, the Government will pay £2 – up to a maximum contribution of £2,000 per child each year, for children aged up to 12. Parents of disabled children will receive extra support worth up to £4,000 per year per child, until their child is 17.</p>
answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-10-17T16:58:00.9Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-17T16:58:00.9Z
answering member
3893
label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
tabling member
1796
label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
592894
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-10-03more like thismore than 2016-10-03
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Supported Housing: Housing Benefit more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many respondents to the first consultation on reforming housing benefit for supported housing in 2011 considered the idea of a localised pot to support the right of disabled people to live independently. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Hollins more like this
uin HL2020 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>The consultation in 2011 sought views on a wide variety of options, and received a range of viewpoints, reflecting the diversity of the sector. It did not consider whether localised funding would support the right of disabled people to live independently.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-10-17T12:34:31.133Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-17T12:34:31.133Z
answering member
3893
label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
tabling member
4190
label Biography information for Baroness Hollins more like this
592897
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-10-03more like thismore than 2016-10-03
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Supported Housing: Finance more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for monitoring the impact of the new funding system for supported housing on people with a learning disability after 2019. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Hollins more like this
uin HL2023 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>The Secretary of State confirmed in his written Ministerial Statement to Parliament on 15<sup>th</sup> September that the Government will shortly be publishing a consultation document on supported housing.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-10-17T12:31:28.31Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-17T12:31:28.31Z
answering member
3893
label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
tabling member
4190
label Biography information for Baroness Hollins more like this
592895
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-10-03more like thismore than 2016-10-03
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Supported Housing: Finance more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the introduction of the new funding system for supported housing, what guarantees they plan to give that guidelines for local authorities will be sufficiently robust to ensure that there are no trade-offs between different groups in need of supported housing. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Hollins more like this
uin HL2021 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>The Secretary of State announced in a Written Ministerial Statement on 15 September 2016 that a formal consultation document will be published shortly. This consultation will consult on appropriate safeguards to ensure that funding continues to support vulnerable groups and promotes the supply of supported housing.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-10-17T12:35:18.287Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-17T12:35:18.287Z
answering member
3893
label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
tabling member
4190
label Biography information for Baroness Hollins more like this
592869
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-10-03more like thismore than 2016-10-03
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Supported Housing: Local Housing Allowance more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of supported housing properties likely to be affected by the proposed reduction in housing benefit, and what is their estimate of the range of weekly costs to tenants of such properties. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Beecham more like this
uin HL1995 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>Supported accommodation plays a vital role in the lives of many vulnerable people. That is why on 15 September 2016 we announced, via a Written Ministerial Statement, that we would be deferring the application of Local Housing Allowance Rates in the social sector for supported housing until 2019/20, at which point we will bring in a new funding model which will ensure that the sector continues to be funded at current levels, taking into account the effect of Government policy on social sector rents.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-10-17T11:14:55.87Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-17T11:14:55.87Z
answering member
3893
label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
tabling member
4181
label Biography information for Lord Beecham more like this
592893
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-10-03more like thismore than 2016-10-03
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Supported Housing: Finance more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what guarantees they plan to give to people with a learning disability that they will continue to have their right to independent living respected following the introduction of the new funding system for supported housing. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Hollins more like this
uin HL2019 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>Supported accommodation plays a vital role in the lives of many vulnerable people. A safe and stable and supportive place to live can be the key to unlocking better outcomes for people and for many it is a stepping stone to independent living in the longer term. The Government values the role supported housing plays and is committed to encouraging further development to meet future demand.</p><p>The Secretary of State confirmed in his written Ministerial Statement to Parliament on 15<sup>th</sup> September that the Government will shortly be publishing a consultation document on supported housing.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-10-17T12:38:05.063Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-17T12:38:05.063Z
answering member
3893
label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
tabling member
4190
label Biography information for Baroness Hollins more like this