November 2011

The Government will announce £1bn of new funding on Friday to help provide opportunities for young jobless people including job subsidies, apprenticeships and work experience placements to 500,000 unemployed people.

Cumbria County Council Adult Social Care is seeking to establish a Framework Agreement for the provision of all day services including rehabilitation and moving into employment services for all adults across the whole of Cumbria.

DWP has published Professor Harrington's second review of the work capability assessment process. Chris Grayling has pledged to accept Professor Harrington’s recommendations and to further consult on how best to support people with cancer.

DWP has published the first evaluation of Work Choice, its specialist employment programme for disabled jobseekers.

The London Borough of Hounslow has placed an advert for the Pan Disability Supported Employment Service.

Inclusion has announced the launch of its online Welfare to Work Intelligence Handbook, formerly the Welfare to Work Handbook.

An annual subscription to Inclusion’s online Welfare to Work Intelligence gives an easy to access, fully searchable reference guide to the benefit entitlements, financial support (in and out of work) and welfare to work programmes available to those moving towards work.

An independent review aimed at reducing the cost of sickness to employers, taxpayers and the economy has been presented to the Government by health and business experts Dame Carol Black and David Frost.

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has rescinded new rules that were making it harder for disabled people to use a key employment support scheme to find and keep work. The new rules had been highlighted by the Essex-based disabled people’s organisation ecdp in August after it was contacted by members and staff concerned by the new restrictions on Access to Work (AtW) funding.