Disability Action in Islington: Trustee recruitment

Are you ready to take on a new venture? Do you have a passion for community development? Are you a working or retired professional with skills in Marketing, Community Fundraising, Strategic Development or Membership Development? If you have answered YES to all of the above Disability Action in Islington would love to hear from you. [Read more]

Event: Briefing for providers for ESA Work Programme leaver pilot in central London (26 Nov 2014)

From Central London Forward: Supplier Event – Pilot Programme for ESA Work Programme Leavers (26 November 2014) The City of London Corporation on behalf of the eight local authorities in the Central London Forward (CLF) partnership is intending to launch a procurement to contract with a single ‘managing agent’ to deliver its ‘Working Capital’ programme to [Read more]

Report on disability, poverty, and work: more intensive personalised support and better workplace practices needed to tackle entrenched disadvantage

New Policy Institute, Disability, Long Term Conditions and Poverty (July 2014) (PDF) From New Policy Institute: Most studies underestimate levels of poverty among disabled people. This study shows the size of these underestimates, and explores the difficulty in escaping poverty through paid work – and how policymakers might tackle this. Key points: Poverty among disabled [Read more]

NIACE launch Toolkit to support employers to take on disabled Apprentices

LINK: Employer Toolkit – Supporting accessible and inclusive Apprenticeships From National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE): To help more disabled people gain access to Apprenticeships and to help employers gain access to skilled and dedicated workers, a new online toolkit has been launched today by NIACE. The Employer Toolkit was developed through consultation with a number of employers [Read more]

Access to Work extended to traineeships and work trials

From Inclusion London: Disabled people on traineeships, supported internships, work trials and work academies will for the first time get additional help through the Access to Work scheme – which provides funding towards the extra costs disabled people face in work, such as travel costs, specially adapted equipment or support workers. Inclusion London would like [Read more]

Analysis of Work Programme performance in London by payment group, age, disability, ethnicity, gender, lone parent status

LVSC analysis of June 2013 performance figures DWP issued official performance stats on the Work Programme in June 2013. The figures relate to the performance of the programme from its commencement in June 2011 to March 2013. These figures offer the first real look at how the Work Programme is performing, following the initial start-up [Read more]

Seetec offer employer wage incentives for taking on Work Choice customers

Seetec is delivering the DWP Work Choice programme across 9 North London and 6 West London boroughs. After a review of its contract delivery, Seetec have decided to offer wage incentives to employers and work placement providers to encourage them to consider taking on people with disabilities. There are two incentives on offer: For any [Read more]

Laurence Clark: Why isn’t IDS looking at the barriers that prevent disabled people from getting work?

Laurence Clark in The Independent challenges the government’s track record of supporting disabled people into employment: Fundamental to all this is a lack of understanding on the part of the Government about what helps disabled people survive and thrive in employment. The focus always seems to be on penalties and benefit cuts to force us [Read more]

One in ten families with disabled children feared losing their home after welfare changes

Up to half a million disabled people and their families – including children and disabled adults living on their own – will be worse off under Universal Credit if current plans go ahead, according to a new report led by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson and supported by The Children’s Society, Citizens Advice and Disability Rights UK. [Read more]