Government response to ‘Getting into jobs and getting on: Helping disabled people who want to work’ consultation (Sayce Review)
• This is to let you know that the Government has now published its response to the ‘Getting into jobs and getting on: Helping disabled people who want to work’ consultation (Sayce Review).
• The Government response to the review said that the Government agrees with the recommendations in the review about changing specialist employment services.
• The government agrees that money should be used to help disabled people find the work they want to do. This should be done instead of the money going to separate places where disabled people work or train.
The Government agreed with the Sayce review that it wanted to:
• Change the way it organised its specialist employment services – so that people using these services had greater choice and control..
• Move towards funding the needs of individuals and away from funding specific workplaces or facilities.
• Make sure that the Sayce Reviews recommendations about Remploy are carried out – this included making sure that any Remploy employees affected by potential changes are guaranteed a package of personalised support.
• Increase the amount of money in the Access to Work fund.
• Make sure that more businesses find out about the Access to Work fund – including businesses that do not employ many people.
• Make sure that everyone who would be able to be supported by Access to Work knows about this fund.
• Look again at how it funded residential colleges which are there to help people get a job and find a different way of funding these colleges in the future.
• You can get more information on this internet link: http://www.dwp.gov.uk/consultations/2011/specialist-disability-emp-prog.shtml