DWP PARLIAMENTARY SELECT COMMITTEE FINAL EVIDENCE SESSION ON ACCESS TO WORK INQUIRY.
WHEN: Wednesday, 29th October 2014.
TIME: 9.30 a.m.
GIVING EVIDENCE: Mark Harper MP, Minister for Disabled People.
Colin Stewart, Work Services Director.
WHERE: Wilson Room, Portcullis House, Bridge Street, London, SW1A 2LW
Please note, BSL sign interpreter will be provided in the public gallery of the Wilson Room.
TV Channels to watch the session on, BBC Parliament and Democracy live, BBC Parliament recording will include BSL sign interpretation of the session, or you can watch on the internet www.parliament.uk click on what’s on, click on select committee, scroll down to DWP select committee and click on video if watching via computer or laptop.
HOW TO GET THERE: nearest underground station is Westminster, step free access is on Jubilee Line, accessible lift to ticket hall, then accessible lift to street level.
Buses that stop nearest to Parliament are, 3, 11, 12, 24, 53, 87, 88, 148, 159, and 211.
Please allow extra time to get to Portcullis House as security level is set at Severe, wheelchair access entrance is located at the front of the building in the middle, press the wheelchair symbol, and go through security, then to the reception desk and ask for Wilson Room, (a member of staff will escort you to the lift and the floor of where the Wilson Room is located.)
The final session of the Access to Work Inquiry will include the following:
To explore the Government’s position on a range of issues highlighted during the inquiry.
Potential for substantially increased funding of AtW in line with the recommendations of the Sayce Review.
DWP’s general approach to the administration of the scheme, including its approach to self employment and entrepreneurship.
Specific administrative issues including paper based application and invoicing processes and the recently introduced call centre system.
The clarity, transparency and consistency of the award decision making and review processes.
The level of disability awareness of DWP Staff administrating the scheme.
The guidance on funding for support workers.
Referral routes into the workplace, mental health support services and AtW employer cost sharing arrangements.