Westminster forum: Getting Britain working
8 September 2011
On 12 September, Westminster Forum Projects will hold a joint seminar to discuss welfare reform, the Universal Credit, making work pay and ending the ‘benefits trap,’ supporting people back to work from long-term sick leave and incapacity benefits and ‘Getting Britain working - improving skills, providing work experience and delivering results.’
The 40 minute session on supporting people back to work from long-term sick leave and incapacity benefits will ask: What can be done to reduce the number of appeals being taken against the findings of individual Work Capability Assessments? Should Employment and Support Allowance claimants who have been declared fit for work receive additional support for re-integrating into the labour market? What role should employers play in providing health and social help to support workers on long-term sick leave back into the workplace? How can businesses reduce workplace stress and improve absence prevention? Are concerns about the suitability of Work Capability Assessments (WCAs) for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) claimants with mental health problems justified?
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