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Employment and Skills 2018: Universal Credit and Work and Health: Practical experiences from the frontline

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Policy in Practice was invited to host a session on how Universal Credit is supporting people on the work and health programme at the revamped Employment and Skills Conference 2018.

Policy in Practice’s Benefit and Budgeting Calculator helps people on the Work and Health programme understand and navigate the benefit system and how the move onto Universal Credit will affect them. In our session we were joined by Marise Mackie, Contract Manager, from Pluss and Hazel Dales, Partnership & Integration Manager from Ingeus. They shared practical, on the ground examples of the work they’re doing to help people transform their lives as Universal Credit rolls out across the UK.

To find out how Policy in Practice’s software helps build financial resilience visit www.policyinpractice.co.uk/software, email hello@policyinpractice.co.uk or call 0330 088 9242.

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Employment and Skills 2018: Universal Credit and Work and Health: Practical experiences from the frontline

  1. 1. Universal Credit and Work and Health: Practical experiences from the frontline Employment and Skills Convention 2018
  2. 2. Agenda • Introductions • The impact of Universal Credit, a pan-London analysis • A practical perspective • Marise Mackie, Pluss • Hazel Dales, Ingeus • The impact of Universal Credit on people with disabilities • What next for Work and Health • Questions and answers
  3. 3. Speakers Deven Ghelani Director and founder Policy in Practice Marise Mackie Contract Manager Pluss Hazel Dales Central London Works Ingeus UK
  4. 4. We make the welfare system simple to understand, so that people can make the decisions that are right for them
  5. 5. • Policy in Practice analysis is tracking the changing living standards of 600,000 low income households over two years • Only 1.5% of all workless household living with disability moved into work between Jan 2016 and Jan 2017 • We can identify households and their barriers to work. Disability is the biggest barrier to workNumber of households initially not in work Percentage of households who moved into work Total 243,865 8.2% Single 148,367 (60.8%) 4.5% Couple 10,086 (4.1%) 6.0% Lone parent 67,662 (27.7%) 13.8% Couple with children 17,750 (7.3%) 18.9% Carer 9,334 (3.8%) 3.6% Lone parent 67,662 (27.7%) 13.6% Disabled 99,580 (40.8%) 1.5% No barriers 67,289 (27.6%) 13.1% Income Support 42,966 (17.6%) 6.3% Employment Support 94,645 (38.8%) 1.6% Job Seeker Allowance 37,226 (15.3%) 16.6% Not in receipt of out-of-work benefit 37,096 (15.2%) 19.6% Unknown 31,932 (13.1%) 7.1% Household composition Barriers to work Type of out-of-work benefit
  6. 6. 777 Over to Marise
  7. 7. The Work and Health Programme is co-financed by the European Social Fund No-one Left Behind Marise Mackie, Contract Manager, Pluss
  8. 8. Disability Employment Gap 32% 49% 75% 7% 6% Employmen t Disability Autistic spectrum Mental Health Learning Disability
  9. 9. Our Approach • Anyone can find work • Personalised and Co-produced • Employers - Recruiting in a different way - Hidden vacancies - Lightbulb moment - Tenacity
  10. 10. The Work and Health Programme is co-financed by the European Social Fund Thank You #Nooneleftbehind
  11. 11. 141414 Over to Hazel
  12. 12. Work & Health Programme – Central London. Hazel Dales Partnership & Integration Manager This programme is co-financed by the European Social Fund
  13. 13. Key information: • Central London Forward – 12 Central London boroughs • Begun 01st March 2018 • 5 year programme. 20,750 people • 6 Providers: Ingeus, Pluss, Get Set, Renaisi, Hyde Housing, Metropolitan Housing
  14. 14. What's different? • Integrated in house health team • Co-location with councils & local services • Working closely with services in the community • Quicker knowledge of, and access to, council commissioned services
  15. 15. Client stories Sally Ann: Under one roof Sally-Ann came to us having been a carer for a number of years for her husband. She has mobility problems and walks with a frame, as well as mental health issues. She needed to get her skills and confidence back in an environment she felt comfortable.
  16. 16. Client stories Martha: It takes a team Martha’s anxiety had stopped her from addressing her debt issues, or moving back in to work despite her skills. The support she received opened the door to work, is keeping her there, and equipping her with the skills to manage long term & progress.
  17. 17. Thank you For any queries contact us: T: +44 (0)557 563 334 E: hadales@ingeus.co.uk
  18. 18. 212121 The impact of Universal Credit on people with disabilities
  19. 19. An example Universal Credit case
  20. 20. Household details
  21. 21. Employment Details
  22. 22. Moving into work – 20 hours £10
  23. 23. Impact on those living with a disability CHALLENGE CHANGES (highlights - not a full list!) Moving onto Universal Credit People may need support to make and maintain a claim online. They may need help with budgeting, due to fluctuating earnings and monthly payments Out of work support The loss of the severe disability premium may make work harder for those that need care, or for those with caring responsibilities In – work support The disability element of Working Tax Credit (generous for 16 hours+, but time limited) has been replaced with the Universal Credit Work Allowance (£192 / month - more generous for short hours work, less generous at 16 hours, not time limited) Self employed people This can be an important driver of job outcomes for people with disabilities, and important to the Work Programme. Policy in Practice finds that for 74% of this group earning below the National Living wage, they could be worse off in in work after 12 months on UC.
  24. 24. 282828 Questions
  25. 25. 292929 Thank You! deven@policyinpractice.co.uk 07863 560677 hello@policyinpractice.co.uk 0330 088 9242

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