#Empday22 | Tesco announced as a Visibly Better Employer by RNIB

To mark National Employability Day (Friday 17 June), the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is delighted to announce that Tesco has been recognised as a Visibly Better Employer. RNIB’s Visibly Better Employer programme is the charity’s quality standard to enable organisations to become inclusive for people with sight loss. It aims to help […]

Select Committee report on Access to Work

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The Work and Pensions Select Committee has published its report, Improving Access to Work for disabled people the report highlights the benefits of the AtW programme as ‘an important element of specialist employment support for disabled people’. The Committee also highlights weaknesses in DWP’s administration of the programme and calls for more transparency of criteria for making […]

ERSA supports fundamental reform of Work Capability Assessment

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ERSA, the sector body for the employment support sector, has today welcomed the Work and Pensions Select Committee recommendations on Employment Support Allowance and the Work Capability Assessment.  ERSA members, who include both prime contractors and subcontractors of the Work Programme and disability employment programme, Work Choice, are on the frontline of providing employment support […]

ERSA statement on Remploy announcement

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Following the news that the Department for Work and Pensions is to launch a commercial process under which Remploy Employment Services would leave the public sector by March 2015, Kirsty Mchugh, Chief Executive for the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA) said “We wholeheartedly support today’s announcement which supports Remploy’s ability to continue to deliver excellent […]

DWP publishes new disability and health employment strategy: the discussion so far

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The government has today released its disability and health employment strategy.The new strategy focusses on creating improved pathways for those with disabilities and long term health conditions. The approach builds on the work of a task and finish group run by DWP, which ERSA was a member of, and suggests creating a day one ‘gateway’, individualising […]