||<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>