Kate Green – 2014 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Work and Pensions

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Kate Green on 2014-04-02.

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what disability awareness training is provided to disability employment advisers in Jobcentre Plus.

Esther McVey

DWP staff have access to the ‘Raising the Game on Disability’ Seminar, which builds disability knowledge and confidence in working with disabled people. The ‘Hidden Impairment Toolkit’ training provides practical advice and guidance on how best to support individuals, into employment. This approach enables the anticipation of reasonable adjustments at appropriate stages of the individual’s journey to work

For all Disability Employment Advisers (DEA) additional learning appropriate to this specialist area has been designed in conjunction with DWP Occupational Psychologists to enable DEA’s to provide effective support to people with particularly complex health-related needs.