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1 UK Update on Employment of People with Disabilities Roy O’Shaughnessy, CEO Shaw Trust

2 Wisconsin Works, 1996, USA: Radical scheme which required people to participate in work related activity or lose their benefits New Deal, , UK: Contracted out services to help JSA claimants move off benefits and into work. A ST CDG had four prime contracts DWP disability contracts: -NDDP- ST had one contract -Progress to Work- for homeless people, ex-offenders and substance misusers. ST had 6 contracts Workstep/Work Prep: ST had15 contracts in total. Pathways to Work, 2007, UK: Scheme to help people with health problems to return to work. ST CDG had 5 prime contracts and one subcontract. Flexible New Deal, 2009, UK: ST CDG delivers in South East Work Choice, 2010, UK: Designed by Labour, implemented by the Coalition. WC replaced Workstep/Work Prep and Job Introduction Scheme provision. ST has 16 prime contracts and another prime with CDG-WISE Ability Work Programme, 2011, UK: Merged back to work support for unemployed people and those with health problems. ST CDG is a prime contractor in London East. ST CDG Volunteers is launched Welfare to work: recent history Freud Report, 2007; Framework for outcome-based, contracted support for long-term unemployed

3 Voluntary for any disabled person requiring specialist back-to-work support Pre-work support (up to 6 months) and in-work support (up to 12+ months) Work Programme & Work Choice Work Programme Work Choice 1.31m referrals 39k with CDG (London East) 58k starts (75k referrals) 35k supported by Shaw Trust 14.7% outcomes (168k sustained jobs) CDG ranks 12 th out of 40 30% (unofficial) job start rate 33% outcomes (19k job starts) 34.3% Shaw Trust job starts 34.3% Shaw Trust job starts 43% latest cohort performance 43% latest cohort performance Specialist disability employment support programme commenced in October 2010 Mainstream back-to-work programme for long- term unemployed commenced in June 2011 Designed and launched by Coalition Designed by Labour, launched by Coalition 18 CPAs 18 CPAs 100% Payment by results (year 3) 100% Payment by results (year 3) 9 Payment groups 9 Payment groups 40 Prime contracts 40 Prime contracts 18 primes 18 primes 28 CPAs 28 CPAs 30% Payment by results 30% Payment by results 8 primes 8 primes Mandatory for long-term unemployed (usually 12 months) Two year programme Up to £5bn total 5yr cost Up to £0.5bn total 5yr cost Shaw Trust has 1 prime and 6 subcontracts Shaw Trust has 16 (+1) prime and 8 subcontracts

4 Compulsory Jobs Guarantee A ‘localised’ Work Programme Personalised budgets for disabled people Other ideas: Technical Baccalaureate Regional benefit cap Living Wage Compulsory Jobs Guarantee A ‘localised’ Work Programme Personalised budgets for disabled people Other ideas: Technical Baccalaureate Regional benefit cap Living Wage After 2015 ‘Payment by results’ models likely to remain Coalition preference for large, national programmes Some localised provision being considered e.g. for under 25s & disabled people – ‘City Deals’ Context: large welfare cuts due 2015/16 Benefit cap could be lowered Benefits for young people could be cut Disability Employment Strategy Work Programme and Work Choice: what next? – After 2015

5 Set up in 1946, to “transform the lives of disabled people and those experiencing complex barriers to work by providing sustainable employment opportunities”. Notably through network of factories developed in the 1950s and 60s. Key public policy move in the UK in early 2000s following the Sayce Review, focussing public spend on impact – move from subsidised factories to getting people into mainstream labour market 33 factories were closed in 2012, with the loss of over 1500 jobs Some factories transitioned to viable independent businesses. Remploy still has an employment services arm delivering Work Choice across the UK – but future lies in an independent, competitive market. Remploy – An update

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