DWP

DWP Commissioning Strategy

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
DWP, Strategy, Procurement , Finance and Commissioning
Type: 
Policy

David Freud, in his report; Reducing dependency, increasing opportunity, described how DWP could harness the innovation and expertise of the private and voluntary sectors. The Commissioning Strategy picks up that challenge and provides a comprehensive and compelling vision of radical change in the way DWP will work with providers.

To see a copy of David Freud's report, go to; http://base-uk.org/knowledge/reducing-dependency-increasing-opportunity-...

Reducing dependency, increasing opportunity - Freud report

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
DWP and Welfare reform
Type: 
Report

Reducing dependency, increasing opportunity: options for the future of welfare to work

This review was commissioned by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in December 2006. Its terms of reference were;

“To review progress on the Welfare to Work programme since 1997, taking account of evidence from the UK and international experience, and make policy recommendations on how the Government can build on its success in using policies such as the New Deal to continue to reduce inactivity and inwork poverty, and meet the Government’s 80% employment aspiration.”

Disability disclosure: A literature review - JOPED report

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Equality & Diversity , DWP, Employers and Disability
Type: 
Report

JOPED - Journal of Occupational Psychology, Employment and Disability (DWP). For more information on JOPED, visit; http://www.dwp.gov.uk/publications/specialist-guides/joped/

This paper examines a number of research articles on the topic of disability disclosure within employment settings.

Flexible New Deal evaluation: Customer survey and qualitative research findings - DWP research report

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
DWP
Type: 
Research and Report

This report presents process study findings from the evaluation of the Flexible New Deal (FND), introduced in 28 Jobcentre Plus districts in England, Scotland and Wales in October 2009 as part of the Labour government’s employment reforms.

Welfare to work commissioning – Wave Two provider survey (DWP research report)

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
DWP, Work Programme, Welfare reform and Supply chain contracting
Type: 
Research and Report

DWP report that considers the impact of the commissioning principles from a provider perspective by examining the welfare to work market in Great Britain during live running of flexible new deal.

21st Century Welfare - consultation and responses

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Welfare reform and DWP
Type: 
Consultation

Through this consultation the Department for Work and Pensions sought views to inform thinking on reforms to the benefits and Tax Credits system. Also attached is the Government response document.

Employment and Support Allowance: Customer and staff experiences of the face-to-face Work Capability Assessment and Work-Focused Health-Related Assessment

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
DWP, Work Capability Assessment and Employment Support Allowance (ESA)
Type: 
Research and Report

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).

Trial incapacity benefits reassessment: customer and staff views and experiences - DWP research report

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
DWP and Incapacity Benefit
Type: 
Research and Report

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.

Employment and Support Allowance: Findings from a follow-up survey with customers - DWP research report

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
DWP and Employment Support Allowance (ESA)
Type: 
Research and Report

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.
This follow-up survey aimed to explore the progress over time of ESA claimants since the baseline survey – in particular their ongoing experiences of claiming ESA, any changes in their personal and household circumstances, and the subsequent activities of those whose ESA claim ended.

DWP's Commissioning Strategy and the Flexible New Deal - Select Committee Report

Publisher: 
Parliament
Topics: 
Commissioning , Work and Pensions Committee and DWP
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.

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