Work & Pensions Select Committee – Access to Work Inquiry
This morning it was announced that there will be an inquiry into Access to Work by the Work and Pensions Select Committee. For full details look here. As the website explains…
The Committee is particularly interested in:
The AtW application and assessment processes, from the perspectives of employees and employers;
The adequacy of ongoing support, both in terms of the aids, adaptations and support workers provided through AtW, and the help and advice offered by DWP;
The effectiveness of AtW in supporting people with mental health conditions and learning disabilities;
AtW’s effectiveness in terms of helping disabled people to:
Secure a job;
Stay in employment; and
Develop their careers; and
The steps taken so far by DWP to extend AtW, including its marketing and funding of the scheme.
Submissions do not need to address all of these points.
The Stop Changes to AtW group would encourage anyone affected by AtW to make a submission.
Please check our website for more information soon.