Liz Sayce criticises non work programme

Tue,8 October 2013

Speaking on Channel 4 Liz Sayce described the work programme as the “non-work programme”.

During the past year, only 5.3 per cent of people getting employment and support allowance (ESA) who were referred to the programme found work.

Liz Sayce also said that, at best, this will rise to 12 per cent, which is an 88 per cent failure rate.

Work Choice, for those with more complex problems, only has a 31 per cent success rate.

Since 2011 only 58 a year have been placed in long term employment.

Disability Rights UK want a more personalised approach to supporting disabled people into work.

Our report Taking Control of Employment Support shows that 60 per cent of disabled people surveyed want more individualised plans, with more control over the support needed to find work and stay in it.

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