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|6 Nov 2017, 11:41 a.m.||Steve McCabe MP (Labour - Birmingham, Selly Oak)||Steve McCabe MP (Labour - Birmingham, Selly Oak)|
Question to the Department for Work and Pensions
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October 2017 to Question 107217, on long-term unemployed people: training, whether the new personal support package is being rolled out nationally.
Answer (Penny Mordaunt)
The national offer within the Personal Support Package includes the recruitment of 204 Community Partners, 102 Small Employer Advisers (to deliver the Small Employer Offer) and 300 additional Disability Employment Advisers across all Jobcentre Plus districts, the national roll out of the Health and Work Conversation, and places on specialist contracted employment support for new eligible ESA Work Related Activity Group and UC Limited Capability for Work claimants that volunteer.
The package also includes specific regional elements such as the introduction of Peer Support job clubs to 71 Jobcentre Plus areas. We have also rolled out a number of small Proof of Concepts that could be scaled up to trials.