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star this property date less than 2017-03-16more like thismore than 2017-03-16
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property hansard heading State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what state pensions payments have been made to UK citizens living in the EU in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 68235 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-23more like thismore than 2017-03-23
star this property answer text <p>No information is available concerning the number of UK citizens who are in receipt of a UK State Pension. This is because the UK State Pension is a contributory based pension payable worldwide regardless of nationality to those who meet the eligibility criteria.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Table 1</strong> shows the annual expenditure of the State Pension in the EU (excluding the UK) and how many individuals received the State Pension in EU countries (excluding the UK) in each year.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Table 1: State Pension recipients and expenditure in the EU (excluding the UK)</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2011-12</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012-13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013-14</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014-15</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015-16</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>State Pension expenditure in EU (excl. UK) - <br> figures in £ millions, nominal terms</strong></p></td><td><p>1,490</p></td><td><p>1,628</p></td><td><p>1,669</p></td><td><p>1,749</p></td><td><p>1,814</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Number of recipients of State Pension in the EU (excl. UK)</strong></p></td><td><p>431,500</p></td><td><p>444,400</p></td><td><p>455,700</p></td><td><p>464,500</p></td><td><p>470,400</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Source: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/554118/state-pension-by-country-2015-16.ods" target="_blank">State Pension expenditure by country of residence, 1995/96 to 2015/16</a></p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk" target="_blank">DWP’s Work and Pension Longitudinal Study (WPLS)</a></p><p> </p><p><strong>Table 2</strong> shows the weekly standard rate of the basic State Pension (bSP) in each of the last six financial years. <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/577674/abstract-of-statistics-2016.pdf" target="_blank">DWP’s Annual Abstract of Statistics</a> provides information on the uprating of the State Pension.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Table 2: Standard rate of basic State Pension for recipients living in EU countries</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2011-12</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012-13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013-14</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014-15</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015-16</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016-17</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Basic State Pension (weekly rate)</strong></p></td><td><p>£102.15</p></td><td><p>£107.45</p></td><td><p>£110.15</p></td><td><p>£113.10</p></td><td><p>£115.95</p></td><td><p>£119.30</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Source: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/576692/abstract-of-statistics-tables-2016.ods" target="_blank">Abstract of statistics 2016: tables</a></p><p> </p><p>A new State Pension has been introduced for those reaching State Pension age on or after 6 April 2016. The standard rate in 2016-17 is £155.65 a week.</p><p> </p><p>Further information on the cash values of all elements of the State Pension and annual percentage increases can be found here:</p><p> </p><p><strong>2012-13:</strong></p><p><a href="http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130128102031/http:/www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/benefitrates2012.pdf" target="_blank">http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130128102031/http:/www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/benefitrates2012.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p><strong>2013-14 &amp; 2014-15:</strong></p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/proposed-benefit-and-pension-rates-2014-to-2015" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/proposed-benefit-and-pension-rates-2014-to-2015</a></p><p> </p><p><strong>2015-16 &amp; 2016-17:</strong></p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/480317/proposed_benefit_and_pension_rates_2016_to_2017.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/480317/proposed_benefit_and_pension_rates_2016_to_2017.pdf</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Watford more like this
star this property answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 68236 more like this
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less than 2017-03-23T15:40:02.617Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-27more like thismore than 2017-03-27
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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
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star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment more like this
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, how the Government monitors whether the assessment criteria for personal independence payments are being accurately and fairly applied. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-29more like thismore than 2017-03-29
star this property answer text <p>We are committed to ensuring that all Personal Independence Payment claimants receive high-quality and accurate assessments.</p><p> </p><p>The Department robustly monitors the performance of contracted suppliers and assessments are independently audited to ensure that assessment quality is accurate and fair. The audit supports this by confirming that independent health professional advice complies with the required standards and that it is clear and medically reasonable. It also provides assurance that advice provided to the Department's decision makers is of suitable quality, is fully explained and is justified.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2017-03-29T15:55:14.703Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-29T15:55:14.703Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-27more like thismore than 2017-03-27
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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
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star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment more like this
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 (a) training and (b) guidance personal independence payment assessors receive in the social model of disability. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 69242 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-04-04more like thismore than 2017-04-04
star this property answer text <p>During the assessment the health professional focuses on the functional impairment an individual faces in their environment.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2017-04-04T16:02:37.567Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-04T16:02:37.567Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-04-13more like thismore than 2017-04-13
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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
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star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment more like this
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 he plans to review the effectiveness of the assessment criteria for personal independence payments; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-04-24more like thismore than 2017-04-24
star this property answer text <p>Since its inception, the system of assessing claimants’ eligibility for PIP has been continually reviewed and refined in order to improve its efficiency and effectiveness. We continue to work extensively with PIP assessment providers and disability representatives to make improvements to guidance, training and audit procedures in order to ensure a quality service is maintained.</p><p> </p><p>Furthermore, we introduced two comprehensive, statutory, independent reviews of the PIP Assessment. The second of Paul Grays Independent Reviews was published on 30 March 2017. We are considering the review’s recommendations carefully and will respond later this year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2017-04-24T13:23:26.717Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-24T13:23:26.717Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-09-04more like thismore than 2017-09-04
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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
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star this property hansard heading Housing Benefit: Mental Illness more like this
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 people with a mental illness living in supported housing are in receipt of housing benefit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 7166 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-11more like thismore than 2017-09-11
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not available.</p><p> </p><p>Developing a workable and sustainable funding model for supported housing is a priority for the Government. We will set out further details on the Government’s plans in the autumn.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2017-09-11T14:21:20.003Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-11T14:21:20.003Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-21more like thismore than 2017-11-21
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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
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star this property hansard heading Universal Credit 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 tackle the requirement within the universal credit system for people whose assessment period falls at the end of the month to reapply for that credit every three months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 114922 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-29more like thismore than 2017-11-29
star this property answer text <p>Claimants will only need to reapply for Universal Credit if their Universal Credit award stops. If this is the case a claimant’s statement in their on-line account will show a zero payment and a written notification in their journal will also explain the reclaim process. The notification informs the claimant that they can reclaim and the service automatically offers a reclaim to claimants who are eligible.</p><p> </p><p>The reclaim process (if nothing has changed in the claimant circumstances) is less than 10 minutes. Where there has been a change in the claimant circumstances they only have to update the change. Claimants whose claims are closed through earnings can reclaim within 6 months.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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less than 2017-11-29T17:21:17.35Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-29T17:21:17.35Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-21more like thismore than 2017-12-21
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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
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star this property hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Brexit more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions,what estimate he has made of the (a) amount of time and (b) resources that his Department allocated to the production of impact assessments on the UK leaving the EU; and on what date work on those impact assessments started. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-12more like thismore than 2018-01-12
star this property answer text <p>The Government is carrying out an ongoing programme of assessment work since the Referendum. This will inform our negotiating position with the EU, to define our deep and special partnership and inform our understanding of how EU exit will affect the UK’s domestic policies and frameworks. The Department for Work and Pensions is working in close coordination with the Department for Exiting the European Union, to ensure the delivery of a holistic programme.</p><p> </p><p>The Department’s EU exit work is being centrally co-ordinated, but the breadth of issues to be considered, and the interactions between EU exit work and the Department’s other priorities, mean that it is not possible to provide an estimate of staff numbers, or time spent, on work in this area.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-01-12T12:32:40.99Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-12T12:32:40.99Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-06more like thismore than 2018-03-06
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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
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star this property hansard heading Employment: Disability more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to his Department's paper, Improving Lives: The Future of Work, Health and Disability, published in November 2017, what steps his Department has taken to (a) establish Community Partners and (b) to increase the number of Disability Employment Advisers by 300. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 131130 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-14more like thismore than 2018-03-14
star this property answer text <p>Community Partners and Disability Employment Advisors have been recruited to achieve the ambition set out in the Department’s paper, Improving Lives: The Future of Work, Health and Disability.</p><p>The Department is committed to recruiting around 200 Community Partners and is actively doing so. There are Community Partners in place in every Jobcentre Plus District. 116 Community Partners are currently in post and 38 others have accepted offers of employment. For all remaining posts recruitment is ongoing.</p><p> </p><p>The role of the Community Partner is to support work coaches with their experience and expertise in a full range of disabilities and health issues, including musculoskeletal conditions. Given that Districts are recruiting Community Partners with musculoskeletal expertise where they require it, the Department has no proposals to offer training to Community Partners on that subject.</p><p> </p><p>Each Jobcentre District has been asked to identify the most appropriate mix of Community Partner roles to address local circumstances. In around 10 Districts this has included musculoskeletal-specific Community Partners.</p><p> </p><p>Disability Employment Advisors (DEAs) have been recruited in every country and region of Great Britain. As at February 2018, there are 470 full time equivalent DEAs with an actual headcount above 500 when taking account of part time and dual role workers.</p><p> </p><p>The DEA role has also changed and in partnership with Community Partners and Work Psychologists they are working to improve the capability of all Work Coaches to better support claimants, including those with disabilities.</p><p> </p><p>Disability Employment Advisers have a tailored learning journey that equips them with the skills and knowledge to support work coaches and other DWP staff when they are working with customers with a wide range of health conditions. This includes researching local healthcare and disabled services organisations and identifying sources of support for claimants with physical health conditions.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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131131 more like this
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less than 2018-03-14T17:42:21.607Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-14T17:42:21.607Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-06more like thismore than 2018-03-06
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Employment: Disability more like this
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 training his Department plans to offer to (a) Community Partners and (b) Disability Employment Advisers on musculoskeletal health. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 131131 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-14more like thismore than 2018-03-14
star this property answer text <p>Community Partners and Disability Employment Advisors have been recruited to achieve the ambition set out in the Department’s paper, Improving Lives: The Future of Work, Health and Disability.</p><p>The Department is committed to recruiting around 200 Community Partners and is actively doing so. There are Community Partners in place in every Jobcentre Plus District. 116 Community Partners are currently in post and 38 others have accepted offers of employment. For all remaining posts recruitment is ongoing.</p><p> </p><p>The role of the Community Partner is to support work coaches with their experience and expertise in a full range of disabilities and health issues, including musculoskeletal conditions. Given that Districts are recruiting Community Partners with musculoskeletal expertise where they require it, the Department has no proposals to offer training to Community Partners on that subject.</p><p> </p><p>Each Jobcentre District has been asked to identify the most appropriate mix of Community Partner roles to address local circumstances. In around 10 Districts this has included musculoskeletal-specific Community Partners.</p><p> </p><p>Disability Employment Advisors (DEAs) have been recruited in every country and region of Great Britain. As at February 2018, there are 470 full time equivalent DEAs with an actual headcount above 500 when taking account of part time and dual role workers.</p><p> </p><p>The DEA role has also changed and in partnership with Community Partners and Work Psychologists they are working to improve the capability of all Work Coaches to better support claimants, including those with disabilities.</p><p> </p><p>Disability Employment Advisers have a tailored learning journey that equips them with the skills and knowledge to support work coaches and other DWP staff when they are working with customers with a wide range of health conditions. This includes researching local healthcare and disabled services organisations and identifying sources of support for claimants with physical health conditions.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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131130 more like this
131132 more like this
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less than 2018-03-14T17:42:21.667Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-14T17:42:21.667Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-06more like thismore than 2018-03-06
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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
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star this property hansard heading Employment: Disability more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many musculoskeletal-specific community partner roles he plans to establish. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-14more like thismore than 2018-03-14
star this property answer text <p>Community Partners and Disability Employment Advisors have been recruited to achieve the ambition set out in the Department’s paper, Improving Lives: The Future of Work, Health and Disability.</p><p>The Department is committed to recruiting around 200 Community Partners and is actively doing so. There are Community Partners in place in every Jobcentre Plus District. 116 Community Partners are currently in post and 38 others have accepted offers of employment. For all remaining posts recruitment is ongoing.</p><p> </p><p>The role of the Community Partner is to support work coaches with their experience and expertise in a full range of disabilities and health issues, including musculoskeletal conditions. Given that Districts are recruiting Community Partners with musculoskeletal expertise where they require it, the Department has no proposals to offer training to Community Partners on that subject.</p><p> </p><p>Each Jobcentre District has been asked to identify the most appropriate mix of Community Partner roles to address local circumstances. In around 10 Districts this has included musculoskeletal-specific Community Partners.</p><p> </p><p>Disability Employment Advisors (DEAs) have been recruited in every country and region of Great Britain. As at February 2018, there are 470 full time equivalent DEAs with an actual headcount above 500 when taking account of part time and dual role workers.</p><p> </p><p>The DEA role has also changed and in partnership with Community Partners and Work Psychologists they are working to improve the capability of all Work Coaches to better support claimants, including those with disabilities.</p><p> </p><p>Disability Employment Advisers have a tailored learning journey that equips them with the skills and knowledge to support work coaches and other DWP staff when they are working with customers with a wide range of health conditions. This includes researching local healthcare and disabled services organisations and identifying sources of support for claimants with physical health conditions.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-03-14T17:42:21.717Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-14T17:42:21.717Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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