Employment Services: Disability

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 28th November 2022.

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Photo of Vicky Foxcroft Vicky Foxcroft Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many disability employment advisers have been in post in each of the last five years.

Photo of Tom Pursglove Tom Pursglove The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

Disability Employment Advisers work alongside Work Coaches in Job Centres to provide specialist support to disabled people. During the pandemic, Universal Credit caseload sizes doubled, leading to all job roles expanding in terms of headcount. Please find below the number of Disability Employment Advisers (full time equivalent) in post in each of the last five years:

Date

FTE

Oct-22

810

Oct-21

870

Oct-20

490

Oct-19

560

Oct-18

450

Source: Activity Based Model (ABM)

Notes:

  • The data is correct as of October 2022 and has been rounded to the nearest 10.
  • Figures for Disability Employment Advisers were derived from the department’s Activity Based Model (ABM), which provides full time equivalent (FTE) figures of Disability Employment Advisers and is a point in time estimate by line managers.
  • The number of Disability Employment Advisers is unpublished management information, collected and intended for internal departmental use and has not been quality assured to National Statistics or Official Statistics publication standard. As the department holds the information, we have released it.

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