Access to Work Programme: Wales

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 5th March 2019.

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Photo of Stephen Crabb Stephen Crabb Conservative, Preseli Pembrokeshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the number of successful applications to Access to Work was in each local authority area in Wales in each year since 2015.

Photo of Sarah Newton Sarah Newton The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The table below shows the number of people who had any Access to Work provision approved in Wales in each financial year from 2014/15 to 2017/18, the most recent complete financial year for which data is available.

Table 1: The number of people who had any Access to Work provision1 approved in Wales, by local authority, 2014/15 - 2017/18

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

Blaenau Gwent

30

20

20

20

Bridgend

70

60

60

70

Caerphilly

70

70

80

90

Cardiff

140

150

160

200

Carmarthenshire

60

70

80

80

Ceredigion

20

20

10

20

Conwy

50

60

50

50

Denbighshire

30

20

20

40

Flintshire

60

60

70

80

Gwynedd

50

30

30

50

Isle of Anglesey

20

30

20

30

Merthyr Tydfil

30

20

20

30

Monmouthshire

30

20

40

30

Neath Port Talbot

70

60

80

90

Newport

50

50

80

80

Pembrokeshire

20

20

20

40

Powys

40

40

30

50

Rhondda Cynon Taf

90

100

110

120

Swansea

110

160

170

200

Torfaen

30

30

40

50

Vale of Glamorgan

50

60

60

60

Wrexham

60

40

50

50

Total

1,200

1,180

1,280

1,530

Notes:

1. There are two main types of Access to Work provision: Assessments and Elements. More than one item of Access to Work provision of the same type or of different types can be approved for the same person in a given financial year or in different financial years. The table above shows the number of people who had one or more item of provision of any type approved in each financial year.

Data source: These statistics were obtained from the Department for Work and Pensions’ Disability Service Client (DiSC) administrative system.

Rounding: Figures are rounded to the nearest 10. Figures that are less than 10 after rounding are suppressed and replaced with "-". Totals may not sum due to rounding.

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