October 2013

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
PIP
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Guidance

Personal Independence Payments (PIP) are being introduced as a replacement for Disability Living Allowance. The change is controversial and reassessment of existing DLA claimants has been delayed. There is a wide range of Government materials to support organisations and individuals around the introduction of PIP. Unfortunately, they have not been collected together for easy browsing. We hope this will help. Government PIP overview page

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Transition
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Guidance

The Council for Disabled Children has produced two guides for young people about the draft Code of Practice; one is for people 15 years and under, the other is for 16 - 25 year olds.

They are available on the CDC website.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Supply chain contracting, Merlin, Work Choice, Work Programme
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Guidance

The Merlin Standard is a standard of behaviour which DWP prime providers are expected to adhere to in their relationship with their subcontractors. It is designed to encourage excellence in supply chain management by DWP prime providers. This ensures the fair treatment of sub-contractors and development of healthy high performing supply chains. The development of the Merlin Standard responded directly to concerns raised by DWP providers, especially those not operating as prime contractors, around potential unfair treatment within supply chains.

Topics: 
Supported business
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Report

The disability agenda in Australia has changed significantly in the past five years. The Australian Government has committed to the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability. The Council of Australian Governments supports the development and monitoring of a National Disability Strategy to give practical effect to the Convention. In 2011, Council of Australian Governments also made a commitment to a National Disability Insurance Scheme and in 2012, the Australian Government announced the first stage of a National Disability Insurance Scheme will start in mid-2013.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Learning disabilities
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Best practice, Guidance

This guide has been produced by the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) and The National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) on behalf of the Skills Funding Agency. The aim of this guide is to highlight where and how providers can work to make their offer of workplace learning more inclusive for disabled employees.