Central Government

Includes the Cabinet Office

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Access To Work
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Guidance

The DWP provider guidance supports the prime provider, in the delivery of the Access to Work programme on behalf of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. It forms part of your contract and provides guidance on processes and requirements, supporting the programme contract details and the legal arrangements for delivery.

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.

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.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Commissioning, Personal budgets, Personalisation
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Report

DWP has published the evaluation of the Right to Control initiative. Right to Control, a new rights-based approach to support and services for disabled people, was started in 2010 . It brings together a wide range of cross- government funding streams, namely Access to Work, Adult Social Care, Disabled Facilities Grants (DFGs), the Independent Living Fund (ILF), Supporting People and Work Choice, with a view to streamlining the customer experience across these funding streams.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Disability, Education & training, Children
Type: 
Guidance

Transitional protection for specialist provision is being introduced in response to a specific concern that there may be a reduction in the number of students placed in specialist provision between now and 2015. The department will offer a level of protection for specialist provision in independent specialist providers (ISPs) and in eligible further education (FE) institutions over the next two academic years.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Welfare reform, Disability, Learning disabilities, Mental health
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Consultation, Report

Department for Work & Pensions. Consultation outcome Extending labour market interventions to in-work claimants Policy: Simplifying the welfare system and making sure work pays This call for ideas sought views on how we can support people in work and in receipt of Universal Credit to help them: • increase their earnings • develop their skills and qualifications • achieve financial independence

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Mental health, Commissioning, Fit for Work
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Report

This evaluation was commissioned at the start of the Employment Advisor (EA) pilot in 2009 and its aim was to test the proposition that the provision of integrated mental health and employment advice services would reduce the incidence of health related job loss, increase the likelihood of an earlier return to work following health related absence, and reduce the number of people accessing out of work benefits. The report shows that it did.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Disability, Policy
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Research

The aims of ‘Fulfilling Potential: Building Understanding’ are: * to provide an analysis of the current evidence on disability in the UK to inform the development of the next stage of work on Fulfilling Potential – the development of actions, outcomes and indicators * to inform public understanding and prompt debate about disability and the issues faced by disabled people * to raise awareness, drive a change in attitudes and support an increase in commitment to improving the lives of disabled people in the UK today The main document is structured in two parts:

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Equality & Diversity
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Report, Research

The Department for Business Innovation and Skills has published an occasional paper on the business case for equality and diversity. The report considers the evidence for the business case for equality and diversity in private sector organisations. The aim is not to make the business case, but to assess the current evidence from academic journals and some key practitioner sources. Key Findings: * Studies appear to have found evidence that firms have reaped business benefits from equality & diversity, but not all firms in all contexts at all times.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Welfare reform, DWP
Year of Publication: 
2007
Type: 
Report

Reducing dependency, increasing opportunity: options for the future of welfare to work

This review was commissioned by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in December 2006. Its terms of reference were;

“To review progress on the Welfare to Work programme since 1997, taking account of evidence from the UK and international experience, and make policy recommendations on how the Government can build on its success in using policies such as the New Deal to continue to reduce inactivity and inwork poverty, and meet the Government’s 80% employment aspiration.”

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