This report presents findings from a telephone survey (and an accompanying web-survey) of 3,095 new and repeat incapacity benefit customers in the phase one areas of PL Pathways who claimed their benefits between April to June 2008. Interviews were conducted in the period from June to mid
September 2009 (on average 14 months after their claim for benefits).
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.
DWP, research and Employment & Support Allowance
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.
Supported Employment Associations, DWP, Workstep, Supported employment and research
Research and Report
DWP commissioned the WORKSTEP distance travelled project in 2006, in response to recommendations made in the WORKSTEP Programme Evaluation regarding the need to develop measures of Programme quality and ‘in Programme’ performance. In particular the evaluation proposed a need to develop an approach which could monitor the ‘in work’ progression of supported employees, i.e. distance travelled towards open employment.
This report details the findings from the project.
Work and Pensions Committee, DWP, Flexible New Deal and Commissioning
Response and 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.
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.
Commissions & Regulatory Organisations and Central Government
EHRC, DWP and Equalities
This report from the Department for Work and Pensions and Equality and Human Rights Commission considers the impact of the recession across demographic groups of age, gender, race and disability. It also explores how the recession is affecting the lowest qualified and most deprived in society.
DWP, Pathways To Work and Condition Management Programme
Report and Case studies
The Condition Management Programme (CMP) was drawn up jointly between the Department of Health and Department for Work and Pensions as part of Pathways to Work. Within Jobcentre Plus Pathways, the new work-focused CMP services were developed through collaboration between Jobcentre Plus and local National Health Service providers.
Jobcentre Plus, DWP, Mental health, research and Pathways To Work
Research and Report
This report presents findings from a qualitative research project carried out as part of a wider evaluation of Jobcentre Plus Pathways to Work. The study was conducted in 2008 and 2009 to explore how Jobcentre Plus Pathways to Work may better meet the needs of the heterogeneous mental health client group.
The report presents findings from qualitative research carried out in late 2008 to explore experiences of the early implementation of the Provider-led Pathways programme from the perspectives of incapacity benefits recipients, staff of provider organisations, and staff of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and Jobcentre Plus.