July 2021

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Benefits
Year of Publication: 
2021
Type: 
Research

In April 2021, Z2K surveyed 1,420 people who have been through the assessment process for disability benefits – 1,220 had been assessed for PIP, 885 for ESA, and 166 for the Limited Capability for Work (LCW) elements of UC.

The top findings include:

  • 70 per cent of people feel like the assessor DWP contracted to carry out their assessment did not understand their condition

  • 66 per cent of people feel like the assessment report they got after the decision did not reflect what they’d told the assessor in the assessment

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Disability, Strategy
Year of Publication: 
2021
Type: 
Report

The Government has published the National Disability Strategy. The strategy contains a range of proposals covering education, employment, housing, transport, leisure and access to services.

 

Publisher: 
Parliament
Topics: 
Assistive technology
Year of Publication: 
2021
Type: 
Report

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Assistive Technology has published its latest report, new report, Talent & Technology: Building bridges to employment for disabled people.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Autism, Recruitment, Health & Wellbeing
Year of Publication: 
2021
Type: 
Research

This research, from Anna Remington at University College London, examines the experiences of autistic and non-autistic individuals participating in a corporate internship scheme.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Autism, Strategy
Year of Publication: 
2021
Type: 
Report

The government has published a new national autism strategy. Backed by nearly £75 million in the first year, it aims to speed up diagnosis and improve support and care for autistic people. The funding includes £40 million through the NHS Long Term Plan to improve capacity in crisis services and support children with complex needs in inpatient care.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Disability, Health & Wellbeing, In-work support
Year of Publication: 
2021
Type: 
Report

The Government has published its response to ‘Health is Everyone’s Business’; the 2019 consultation on different ways in which government and employers can take action to reduce ill health-related job loss.

Chapter 1 sets out how government will provide employers with access to good quality information and advice.

Chapter 2 outlines government plans to support employers and employees during sickness absence.

Chapter 3 covers Statutory Sick Pay (SSP).

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Disability, Strategy, DWP
Year of Publication: 
2021
Type: 
Consultation

This green paper considers the options for addressing some of the short- to medium-term issues in health and disability benefits. It will also start a discussion about the opportunities for wider change to deliver on the objectives of the health and disability benefit system. The consultation is open until 11 October 2021.

We are consulting on the following aspects of our support for people with disabilities and health conditions: