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TOPIC: On Newsnight Chris Grayling said SG expanded

On Newsnight Chris Grayling said SG expanded 7 years 7 months ago #79413

  • asdman
I've just seen the interview with Chris Grayling from Newsnight last week.

He said the Support Group has been expanded especially for those with mental health problems. This is something that would interest me greatly if it were true. Does anyone know what he is referring to? Thanks

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Re:On Newsnight Chris Grayling said SG expanded 7 years 7 months ago #79417

  • bro58
asdman wrote:

I've just seen the interview with Chris Grayling from Newsnight last week.

He said the Support Group has been expanded especially for those with mental health problems. This is something that would interest me greatly if it were true. Does anyone know what he is referring to? Thanks


Hi A,

The descriptors have not changed since the ones that are relevant to the ESA50 03/11, which is still current.

bro58

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Re:On Newsnight Chris Grayling said SG expanded 7 years 7 months ago #79427

  • asdman
bro58 wrote:

Hi A,

The descriptors have not changed since the ones that are relevant to the ESA50 03/11, which is still current.

bro58

Thanks, bro

I've watched it again and he says they made changes which have meant the SG has expanded over the last year, so I think you are correct that he must be referring to the changes to the descriptots brought in last March. I hadn't realised these changes had expanded the Support Group!

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Re:On Newsnight Chris Grayling said SG expanded 7 years 7 months ago #79454

  • Eddie
Trust none of them to tell the truth adsman.

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Re:On Newsnight Chris Grayling said SG expanded 7 years 7 months ago #79462

asdman wrote:

I've watched it again and he says they made changes which have meant the SG has expanded over the last year, so I think you are correct that he must be referring to the changes to the descriptots brought in last March. I hadn't realised these changes had expanded the Support Group!

The Impact Analysis report produced by the DWP prior to the change of the WCA descriptors stated that they expected that there would be an increase in the number of SG placements. I know the previous target was 6%, but can't remember whether the expected increase was to 7% or 9%.

Gordon

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