DWP

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

Publisher: 
DWP
Topics: 
DWP, research 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: 
DWP
Topics: 
DWP, research and Employment & Support Allowance
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.

Exploring a Distance Travelled approach to WORKSTEP development planning

Publisher: 
DWP
Topics: 
Supported Employment Associations, DWP, Workstep, Supported employment and research
Type: 
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.

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

Publisher: 
Work and Pensions Select Committee
Topics: 
Work and Pensions Committee, DWP, Flexible New Deal and Commissioning
Type: 
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.

Differential pricing in contracted out employment programmes: Review of international evidence

Publisher: 
DWP
Topics: 
DWP, research and Dan Finn
Type: 
Review and 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.

Monitoring the Impact of the Recession on Various Demographic Groups - DWP report

Publisher: 
Equality and Human Rights Commission and DWP
Topics: 
EHRC, DWP and Equalities
Type: 
Report

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.

A qualitative study of the customer views and experiences of the Condition Management Programme in Jobcentre Plus Pathways to Work

Publisher: 
DWP
Topics: 
DWP, Pathways To Work and Condition Management Programme
Type: 
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.

People with mental health conditions and Pathways to Work - DWP research report

Publisher: 
DWP
Topics: 
Jobcentre Plus, DWP, Mental health, research and Pathways To Work
Type: 
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.

Provider-led Pathways: Experiences and Views of Early Implementation - DWP research report

Publisher: 
DWP
Topics: 
DWP, research and Pathways To Work
Type: 
Research and Report

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.

Welfare to work in the United States: New York’s experience of the prime provider model

Publisher: 
DWP
Topics: 
DWP, supply chain contracting and research
Type: 
Research and Report

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.

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