David Andrew Jameson

Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Background Info to help DWP with FOI Request

In November 2023 The DWP have rolled out a new, pre-WCA interview to 12 new areas in an effort to get more sick and disabled claimants moving towards work before any decision has been made about whether they have Limited Capability for Work-Related Activity (LCWRA).

According to the DWP, a ‘work ability plan’ is created in the course of a one-hour conversation between a health practitioner and the claimant.

According to the department, the Leeds pilot showed that most claimants were able to understand their own health better as a result of the discussion.

Freedom of Information Request

1. Please provide copies of any guidance and training, documents and slides etc provided to the health practitioner conducting the above work ability plan, if required redacting information where required by law

2. Please provide copies of any documents given to the claimant with regard to the work ability plan

3. Please provide copy of any statistics and insight into the Leeds Pilot redacting if required by law

4. Please provide a copy of the work ability plan

5. Please provide the number of health practitioners doing the work ability plan and what qualifications they hold

6. Please provide the total cost to the taxpayer of the Leeds Pilot and any projected costs for the entire pilot across all areas of the UK

Thank you

Yours faithfully,

David Andrew Jameson

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Dear David Jameson,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 6th
November.

Due to the size of the attachments we are releasing this is the first of
three emails.

Yours sincerely,

DWP Central FoI Team

freedom-of-information-request@dwp.gov.uk,

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Dear David Jameson,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 6th
November.

Due to the size of the attachments we are releasing this is the second of
three emails.

Yours sincerely,

DWP Central FoI Team

freedom-of-information-request@dwp.gov.uk,

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Dear David Jameson,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 6th
November.

Due to the size of the attachments we are releasing this is the third of
three emails.

Yours sincerely,

DWP Central FoI Team