DWP

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Employment Support Allowance (ESA), Work Capability Assessment, DWP
Year of Publication: 
2011
Type: 
Report, Research

This study was designed to provide a detailed understanding, from a customer and staff perspective, of the Work Capability Assessment (WCA), which is used to assess entitlement to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), and Work-Focused Health-Related Assessment (WFHRA).

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Incapacity Benefit, DWP
Year of Publication: 
2011
Type: 
Report, Research

This report presents findings from qualitative research to explore customer and staff experiences of the trial process for reassessing customers in receipt of Incapacity Benefit (IB), Income Support (IS) paid on the grounds of disability and Severe Disablement Allowance, for the Employment and Support Allowance (ESA). This process was trialled in two areas (Aberdeen and Burnley) from October 2010 in advance of national reassessment in 2011.
 

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Employment Support Allowance (ESA), Work Capability Assessment, DWP
Year of Publication: 
2011
Type: 
Report, Research

This report presents the findings of a follow-up telephone survey with 1,842 people who took part in an earlier, baseline face-to-face survey of people claiming Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)1 who had consented to be re-contacted. It was carried out by Ipsos MORI between July and September 2010.

Publisher: 
Parliament
Topics: 
Commissioning, DWP, Work and Pensions Committee
Year of Publication: 
2009
Type: 
Report

The Work and Pensions Select Committee report into the DWP Commissioning Strategy. The report largely focuses on flexible New Deal. While the committee generally welcomed the "black box" approach and longer contracts, it expressed concern about the potential impact on local specialist providers.

Also attached is the Government response to the report.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
DWP
Year of Publication: 
2009
Type: 
Research

This report by Dan Finn reviews international experience of the use of differential payments in job outcome performance-based contracting for employment programmes. The report reviews detailed evidence from countries that have made most extensive use of performance-based contracting, with case studies of Australia, the Netherlands, the USA and Great Britain.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Supply chain contracting, DWP
Year of Publication: 
2009
Type: 
Report, Research

This report considers the New York experience through the findings of a study team comprising officials from the DWP and researchers from Pricewaterhouse Coopers. It summarises New York's experience of the prime provider model and sets out lessons for the UK.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Mental health, DWP, Health & Wellbeing
Year of Publication: 
2009
Type: 
Framework

Working our way to better mental health is a Great Britain-wide strategy addressing wellbeing at work for all and better employment results for people with mental health conditions both in and out of work.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Access To Work, DWP
Year of Publication: 
2009
Type: 
Report, Research

Evaluation of Access to Work: Core Evaluation

Evaluation of Access to Work: Individual Budget pilot strand

Evaluation of Access to Work: Ministerial Government Departments

The evaluation has three elements:
an overall evaluation of AtW, the core evaluation;
an exploration of the effects of the decision that ministerial government departments (MGD) should pay for their own in-work support, previously paid for by AtW;
a consideration of employment support (including AtW provision) within Individual Budget pilot (IBP) areas.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Equality & Diversity, DWP
Year of Publication: 
2010
Type: 
Report, Research

Annual Employer Survey 2008–09: Employers’ satisfaction with DWP performance against Departmental Strategic Objective 7

A survey commissioned by DWP of companies that use Jobcentre Plus services found that employers recognise that considering disabled applicants for roles widens the pool of potential recruits, but for many there is a limited supply of suitable roles.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Benefits, Employment Support Allowance (ESA), DWP
Year of Publication: 
2010
Type: 
Report, Research

This report represents the first stage of the evaluation of Employment and Support Allowance (ESA). It presents the findings from an early implementation study and is based on fieldwork carried out in May and July 2009 in four Jobcentre Plus districts across Great Britain.

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