May 2014

The South East network meeting will now take place on 2 June. It was originally scheduled for 19 May. We apologise for any inconvenience.

DWP has published the latest Work Choice statistics. They cover all providers except Remploy for the period up to, and including, March 2014. In the current financial year (1st April 2013 – 31st March 2014) there were: * 27,170 referrals for 24,700 individuals * 19,720 starts for 18,960 individuals * 10,400 job outcomes for 10,120 individuals The latest cohort analysis shows a job outcome rate of 48.4% for individuals who started on the programme in Quarter 4 of 2012-13. Around a third of job starts result in a sustained unsupported job outcome.

The Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) has published a report that gives a commentary on the cumulative impact of welfare reforms, particularly on those people with disabilities. The report recommends: * that the Government produces further secondary analysis of the datasets behind Charts 1 and 2, bringing together the cumulative impact of welfare reform on vulnerable groups such as disabled people, and with the findings published within six months.