ERSA Call for Evidence: Government Disability and Health Employment strategy

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Following  the release of the government’s Disability and Health Employment Strategy ERSA has produced a summary of the strategy and is now issuing an official call for evidence to members to inform its response to the Disability and Health Employment Strategy. A number of key questions have been identified which ERSA and DWP are keen for members to address. […]

DWP publishes report on future disability policy

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The Department for Work and Pensions recently published its a report, Fulfilling Potential, which looks at future disability policy objectives. The report draws upon submissions to the the fulfilling potential consultation launched last year. A brief overview of recommendations impacting upon disability employment are included below: Prepare a new employment strategy for disabled people and for people […]

Fourth independent review of the Work Capability Assessment announced

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ERSA welcomes Employment Minister, Mark Hoban’s announcement that Dr Paul Litchfield has been appointed to carry out the fourth independent review of the Work Capability Assessment (WCA). All new applicants for Employment Support Allowance (ESA) must undertake a WCA to determine their eligibility for the benefit. There have already been three reviews conducted by Professor […]

Provider-led Pathways to Work evaluation report published

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The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has released ‘Provider-led Pathways: Net impacts on employment’, an evaluation report which looks at the Provider-led Pathways to Work programme. This was rolled out in 2007 and 2008 and catered for people on incapacity benefits with disabilities. It was abolished in March 2011 before the launch of the […]