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Universal Credit and Welfare Changes

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:57 am on 21st June 2018.

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Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions 11:57 am, 21st June 2018

We agree that it is important for people who are the most in need to get the most support. That is what we are doing. We are training more staff in different areas, including in disability needs, and working with various charities to ensure that that happens. However, I give another example. Caroline talks about access to work and mental health support. She has had bipolar disorder all her life but has now finally found a system that is helping her into work and listening to her. That is what our work coaches are about. We are helping more disabled people.