Co-production of the Universal Credit Transition Fund and similar partnerships

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

One of your key approaches as outlined in point 2.4 of the DWP Single Departmental Plan is to "[d]eliver policies, strategies and structures that are co-produced with disabled people [...] exploring how the welfare system can better meet the needs of claimants with disabilities and health conditions."

You have recently taken applications for a new partnership called the Universal Credit Transition Fund which is aimed at vulnerable people to help them to 'navigate UC and move closer towards employment.'
With the above quote from your Single Departmental Plan in mind, please provide:

- copies of all policies and guidance that relate to how co-production should be incorporated into projects and partnerships
- details of all actions taken to use co-production in this partnership so far, alongside relevant guidance and internal communications
- details of any requirements placed upon organisations around their use of co-production in this partnership

Yours faithfully,

Finn Keaney

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Dear Finn Keaney,

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

I am writing to you in regards to my FOI request Co-production of the Universal Credit Transition Fund and similar partnerships. All correspondences relating to this request can be found at https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

This FOI response is now delayed by two weeks beyond the timeframe in which I could normally have expected a response. I understand that under the current circumstances there is some room for delays, as such please advise whether or not you need to request an extension for this request, and if so for how long. If not please advise whether or not my FOI request is being worked on.

Yours sincerely,

Finn Keaney

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Dear Mr Keaney

The Department is working hard to answer all FOI requests as soon as it is able to.

Although we are aiming to respond as soon as is practically possible, because of the ongoing CV-19 pandemic, we are focusing resources on frontline high-priority areas.

We will respond as soon as we are able to, but we are unable to provide a specific timescale.

We are sure you can understand how we are prioritising the Department's staffing resources to meet the need to support the vulnerable and how prioritising will temporarily impact on other areas of work.

Kind regards
DWP Central FoI Team

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