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star this property date less than 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Disability remove filter
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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, with reference to the Written Statement of 5 March 2019, Health and Disability Announcement, HCWS1376, what progress her Department has made on undertaking a review of the commitment to get more disabled people into work. 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 7629 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 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
star this property answer text <p>We set out our continued commitment to improving employment rates for disabled people and people with long-term health conditions in Improving Lives: The Future of Work, Health and Disability. The goal is to see an increase in the number of disabled people in work from 3.5 million in Q1 2017 to 4.5 million in Q1 2027. In the first two years of the goal (Q1 2017 to Q1 2019), the number of disabled people in employment increased by 404,000. We welcome the continuing positive trends, and remain committed to unlocking the potential of all disabled people searching for work. We still have a significant way to go before achieving the goal.</p><p> </p><p>No single measure can capture everything that we want to achieve and we will continue to monitor improvements in the employment rate gap and other measures alongside the goal.</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 2019-11-04T13:42:46.237Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T13:42:46.237Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1167436
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Disability remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to increase the number of disabled people in work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Southampton, Itchen more like this
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Royston Smith more like this
star this property uin 7768 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to improving employment outcomes for disabled people. 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 a wide range of programmes and initiatives that will help support disabled people, 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, 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.</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, 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.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>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, who are at least a year away from moving into work.</li></ul><p> </p><p>Over the last 5 years the number of disabled people in employment has increased by around 1.06 million since Q2 2013, and currently stands at 7.7 million.</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 2019-11-05T13:53:21.23Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T13:53:21.23Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Royston Smith more like this
1147496
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star this property date less than 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Disability remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to help businesses increase access for disabled people to (a) apprenticeships and (b) jobs. 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 292853 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>In respect of apprenticeships, we have undertaken a number of actions to improve access to apprenticeships for people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. We have made British Sign Language (BSL) an alternative to English Functional Skills for those who have BSL as their first language and we have adjusted the minimum English and maths requirements for those who are able to meet the occupational standard of their apprenticeship but would struggle to achieve the regular English and maths minimum requirements.</p><p> </p><p>It is encouraging to see that 36,900 apprenticeships were started by individuals with learning difficulties and/or disabilities in the first three quarters of 2018/9. This is 12.3 per cent of all apprenticeship starts and an increase from 11.5 per cent at the same point in 2017/18.</p><p> </p><p>We continue our work with Mencap and our Pacesetters group, made up of a range of organisations and local authorities to identify what further support we can give those with learning difficulties and/or disabilities.</p><p> </p><p>With regard to jobs help, we offer a range of programmes and schemes that offer employment support to disabled people. These include:</p><p> </p><ul><li>the Work and Heath Programme (WHP), which will help 275,000 people over 5 years, including 220,000 disabled people.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>The Disability Confident scheme. Through this, we work with employers to change attitudes and create employment opportunities by giving businesses the tools and techniques to recruit and retain disabled people in their workplace. Over 13,600 employers are signed up to Disability Confident, and their number continues to grow.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Access to Work, which offers eligible disabled people a grant of up to £59,200 per year to fund support above the level of reasonable adjustments, to ensure that their health condition or disability does not hold them back in the workplace. Last year we spent £129 million on Access to Work grants, helping over 36,000 people stay in employment.</li></ul><p> </p><p>The Intensive Personalised Employment Support Programme (IPES) will launch by the end of 2019. It will provide highly personalised packages of employment support for disabled people with complex and multiple barriers to work who are at least a year away from moving into work without the support on the programme.</p><p> </p><p>Our Jobcentres offer tailored and personalised support from Work Coaches and Disability Employment Advisers, backed by the Personal Support Package which is a 4-year, £330 million package of employment support targeted at claimants with disabilities and health conditions.</p><p> </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 2019-10-07T16:00:36.917Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T16:00:36.917Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1145597
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star this property date less than 2019-09-24more like thismore than 2019-09-24
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Disability remove filter
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25259
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 steps she has taken to address the disability employment gap. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cambridge more like this
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Daniel Zeichner more like this
star this property uin 290359 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
star this property answer text <p>Government set out a ten year change programme, to improve disability employment, in the Command Paper “Improving Lives: the future of work, health and disability” (2017). This describes actions across welfare, workplace and health settings.</p><p>Recent steps taken include:</p><ul><li>holding a consultation on how employers can best support disabled people and people with long-term health conditions to stay in and thrive in work;</li><li>supporting disabled people into work through initiatives like the Work and Health Programme and Personal Support Package, and introducing the new Intensive Personalised Employment Support programme, which will be in place by the end of 2019;</li><li>from April 2019, we introduced an enhanced Disability Employment Adviser and a new Disability Employment Adviser Leader role, in total more than 800 individuals supporting Jobcentre colleagues to provide high quality services to disabled people and those with health conditions;</li><li>using an Innovation Fund funded by DWP, DHSC, and NHS England to test initiatives to support disabled people and those with health conditions to get into, and remain in, work;</li><li>introducing, in November 2018, a voluntary reporting framework to support employers to record and voluntarily report information on disability and mental health in the workplace;</li><li>providing support for nearly 34,000 disabled workers last year through the Access to Work scheme; and</li><li>engaging with employers through the Disability Confident scheme.</li></ul>
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 2019-10-02T14:57:37.6Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-02T14:57:37.6Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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4382
unstar this property label Biography information for Daniel Zeichner more like this
1146002
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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
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Disability remove filter
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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 estimate she has made of the disability employment gap in her Department. 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 290898 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 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
star this property answer text <p>The disability employment gap is the measure of the difference between the employment rate of disabled people and the employment rate of non-disabled people. It is not therefore something which can be measured at the level of a single organisation. The current disability employment gap in the UK is 28.9 percentage points.</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 2019-10-03T16:26:11.997Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-03T16:26:11.997Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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3968
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Lloyd more like this
1145598
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star this property date less than 2019-09-24more like thismore than 2019-09-24
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Disability remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of disabled people leaving work as a result of a (a) disability and (b) long-term health condition in (i) 2016, (ii) 2017 and (iii) 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cambridge more like this
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Daniel Zeichner more like this
star this property uin 290360 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not available.</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 2019-10-02T13:47:55.947Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-02T13:47:55.947Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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4382
unstar this property label Biography information for Daniel Zeichner 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
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Disability remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what criteria her Department uses to assign Disability Employment Advisor Leaders to locations throughout the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
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Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 285339 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>Each area receives an appropriate allocation of DEA’s and DEAL’s based on its size and claimant caseload. As at the end of August 2019 the Department has 104.29 full time equivalent (FTE) Disability Employment Adviser Leaders in place across the Jobcentre Network.</p><p> </p><p>The following table provides a breakdown of the number of FTE DEAL’s allocated by area as at the end of August 2019.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Area</p></td><td><p>DEAL (FTE)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Scotland</p></td><td><p>9.26</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wales</p></td><td><p>7.00</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North West</p></td><td><p>9.26</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North East</p></td><td><p>9.24</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North Central</p></td><td><p>9.90</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West Midlands</p></td><td><p>12.04</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North and East Midlands</p></td><td><p>13.44</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>London and Essex</p></td><td><p>14.42</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South East</p></td><td><p>10.23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South West</p></td><td><p>9.50</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The figures provided are taken from the Departments ‘Activity Based Management’ (ABM) system. The data is derived from unpublished management information, collected and intended for internal departmental use and has not been quality assured to National Statistics or Official Statistics publication standard.</p><p> </p><p>The Northern Irish Assembly has devolved responsibility for social security benefits. As such any questions relating to staffing figures should be directed to the Department for Communities in Northern Ireland.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 285338 more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T10:45:13.37Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T10:45:13.37Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1145596
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star this property date less than 2019-09-24more like thismore than 2019-09-24
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Disability remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the Government's progress on achieving employment for one million more disabled people by 2027. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cambridge more like this
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Daniel Zeichner more like this
star this property uin 290358 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 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
star this property answer text <p>In 2017, the Government set out its commitment to see 1 million more disabled people in employment by 2027. In the first two years of the commitment (between Q1 2017 and Q1 2019), the number of disabled people in employment increased by 404,000.</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 2019-10-02T13:40:10.547Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-02T13:40:10.547Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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4382
unstar this property label Biography information for Daniel Zeichner more like this
1145602
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star this property date less than 2019-09-24more like thismore than 2019-09-24
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Disability remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many organisations have participated in her Department's voluntary reporting framework on disability, mental health and wellbeing in the workplace since November 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cambridge more like this
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Daniel Zeichner more like this
star this property uin 290364 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
star this property answer text <p>The voluntary reporting framework was developed by the Government in partnership with employers and expert partners to support organisations to record and voluntarily report information on disability, mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. There is no requirement for them to notify the Government of this information and no figures on participation are held. The approach recognises that transparency can be an effective leaver in creating a more equal society both for employees within organisations and for external audiences.</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 2019-10-02T14:25:59.017Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-02T14:25:59.017Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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4382
unstar this property label Biography information for Daniel Zeichner more like this
1167513
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star this property date less than 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Disability remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employers in (a) Crawley and (b) the UK have signed up to the Disability Confident scheme; and how many jobs have been created (i) in and (ii) under that scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith more like this
star this property uin 7743 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The Disability Confident (DC) scheme was launched in November 2016 and supports the Government’s commitment of helping one million more disabled people into work by 2027. Disability Confident provides employers with the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to attract, recruit, retain and develop disabled people in the workplace. The scheme is designed as a journey, with all employers starting at Level 1 and progressing through the scheme at their own pace. Accreditation for each level lasts for 3 years. No employer is too small or new to start the journey and even the most experienced employer will still find new techniques and best practice that can help them.</p><p> </p><p>As of 13/9/2019, the latest published figures show that over 13,600 employers are signed up to the scheme nationally at the following levels: Level 1 - DC Committed (10,031), Level 2 - DC Employer (3,336), Level 3 - DC Leader (244) of those, 62% are small or micro employers and 80% are SMEs. All main Government departments are DC Leaders (Level 3) and over 83% of Local Authorities signed up, with good penetration of NHS and blue-light services. In Crawley there are 17 Disability Confident organisations; 7 DC Committed (Level 1) and 10 DC Employer (Level 2).</p><p> </p><p>Of the 157,000 jobs currently advertised on the DWP Find a Job website, over 20,000 are from DC employers – totalling 13%. Over the last 5 years the number of disabled people in employment has increased by around 1.06 million since Q2 2013, and currently stands at 7.7 million.</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 2019-11-05T13:49:31.247Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T13:49:31.247Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this