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Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Working Conditions: VDUs (5 Dec 2017)

Sarah Newton: The Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) website already provides practical guidance for employers on working safely with screen based equipment, which can be found at http://www.hse.gov.uk/msd/dse/index.htm. It is widely recognised that frequent short breaks from desk-based work can help reduce health issues such as fatigue, eye strain, upper limb problems, backache and mental stress.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment: Learning Disability (5 Dec 2017)

Sarah Newton: The Work and Health Programme, a new contracted provision that will build on lessons learnt from the Work Programme and Work Choice, will start in England and Wales between November 2017 and March 2018. Disabled people, who will be the majority of referrals, can volunteer for the programme at any time. On Thursday 30 November 2017 we published ‘Improving Lives the Future of Work,...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Department for Work and Pensions: Correspondence (5 Dec 2017)

Sarah Newton: Where our customers need assistance to access our services and information, we make reasonable adjustments to meet their individual needs. This means the Department communicates with customers in a variety of different formats such as Braille, audio, large print, through third party interpreters or by arranging for a member of staff to visit the customer in their home. The Department is...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Parkinson's Disease (5 Dec 2017)

Sarah Newton: We consulted widely and extensively on the assessment criteria for the mobility component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) prior to its introduction in April 2013. Furthermore, we carried out an additional consultation between 24 June 2013 and 5 August 2013 on the “Moving around” activity for the mobility component. PIP has been designed to reflect a modern understanding of...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (5 Dec 2017)

Sarah Newton: The objective of the PIP assessment is to assess the impact that health conditions and impairments can have on an individual’s daily life. The PIP assessment is not a medical assessment requiring the Health Professional to diagnose a condition or to recommend treatment options. PIP Health Professionals are medically qualified and have received comprehensive training in disability...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance: Appeals (5 Dec 2017)

Sarah Newton: Employment and Support Allowance, in common with all other benefits, is not paid during the Mandatory Reconsideration period as there are no legal grounds to make a payment of Employment and Support Allowance at this time.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: “Creation of UK-wide frameworks (4 Dec 2017)

...Wera Hobhouse Margaret Hodge Sharon Hodgson Kate Hollern George Howarth Rupa Huq Imran Hussain Christine Jardine Dan Jarvis Diana R. Johnson Gerald Jones Graham Jones Helen Jones Kevan Jones Sarah Jones Susan Elan Jones Mike Kane Liz Kendall Afzal Khan Gerard Killen Stephen Kinnock Peter Kyle Lesley Laird Ben Lake Norman Lamb David Lammy Ian Lavery Karen Lee Chris Leslie Emma Lewell-Buck...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (1 Dec 2017)

Sarah Newton: If the return to work was agreed as permitted work, then the ESA award will not be affected.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Oxfordshire (1 Dec 2017)

Sarah Newton: The Department does not record disabling conditions of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) claimants at registration stage. Disabling conditions are recorded on the PIP Computer System only for those claimants who undergo a face to face or paper based assessment. Therefore we are unable to provide the number of refused PIP applications which were made by people with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Recruitment: Visual Impairment (1 Dec 2017)

Sarah Newton: Under the Equality Act (2010), employers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments for employees who have a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. When a disabled person thinks they might have been treated unfairly and want further advice, they should contact the Equality Advisory and...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (1 Dec 2017)

Sarah Newton: Centre for Health and Disability Assessments currently have135 recording devices available to Assessment Centres as required. Not all Assessment Centres currently hold recording equipment permanently on site as the demand to record assessments is currently low. In October 2017 less than 1% of claimants asked to have their assessment recorded. Despite the very low number of requests, DWP is...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Mental Illness (1 Dec 2017)

Sarah Newton: I refer the Hon. Member to the answer I previously gave on 15 November 2017 to Question UIN 111959

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Mental Illness (1 Dec 2017)

Sarah Newton: Training for Health Professionals on how to identify the impact of mental health conditions on a claimant’s ability to carry out the PIP assessment activities is a key feature of both Assessment Providers training programmes. In addition, both Assessment Providers also have Mental Function Champions who are available to provide advice and support to Health Professionals at any point...

Backbench Business: Deafness and Hearing Loss — [Steve McCabe in the Chair] (30 Nov 2017)

Steve Brine: ...and Limehouse will meet with the Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work early in the new year to discuss in more detail Access to Work and concerns he has about it. Members will realise that I am not that Minister, who is my hon. Friend the Member for Truro and Falmouth (Sarah Newton), but I spoke to her at lunch time ahead of this debate and I was on the Front Bench with her this...

Work, Health and Disability (30 Nov 2017)

David Gauke: First, in response to the hon. Lady’s comments on behalf of the SNP, I know that the Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, my hon. Friend the Member for Truro and Falmouth (Sarah Newton), has spoken to Scottish Government Ministers today and got a much more constructive response. It is the launch of the innovation fund for the Dundee gateway today and we look forward to...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (30 Nov 2017)

Sarah Newton: The Department is continually working to improve the claimant journeys for Personal Independence Payment and Employment and Support Allowance, including working with our assessment providers to further improve the quality of assessments by clinical coaching, feedback and the support available to each assessor. There are strands of work in progress to drive continuous improvement in the...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (30 Nov 2017)

Sarah Newton: The Department will engage with stakeholders on the future contracts for the delivery of these assessments in due course.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (30 Nov 2017)

Sarah Newton: The information requested is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost. The latest information to May 2017 on the number of Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) claimants by phase of claim is published and available at: https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/ Guidance for users is available at: https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting -Started.html

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Autism (30 Nov 2017)

Sarah Newton: The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has an established approach to identifying and providing an appropriate level of support to all its customers who are vulnerable. DWP identifies any “individual who is identified as having complex needs and/or requires additional support to enable them to access DWP benefits and use our services” as being vulnerable. This definition...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment: Disability (30 Nov 2017)

Sarah Newton: We remain committed to improving employment outcomes for disabled people. The manifesto commitment to get one million more disabled people in work over the next ten years gives us a clear, ambitious, and time-bound goal. The employment rate of disabled people is 49% – up 4.7 percentage points since 2014. There are 3.5 million disabled people in work – an increase of over 530,000...


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