The Department of Work and Pensions has issued this Green Paper which is exploring how the benefit system can better meet the needs of disabled people and those with long term health conditions and the ways in which the welfare system can help people within these groups both now and in the future, to build a structure that enables them to live independently and move into work where possible.
The Consultation invites views in relation the following specific topics:
- Providing the Right Support
- Improving Employment Support
- Improving Current services
- Re-thinking Future Assessments to Support better Outcomes
- Exploring Ways to Improve the Design of the benefit System
Since the Social Security System here operates in a similar way to that in England, Scotland and Wales, the Department for Communities (DfC) is keen to seek the views of individuals and organisations here in relation to the questions posed within the Green Paper in order to ensure that the views of local stakeholders are considered by DWP and can help to inform any future change.
The consultation closes on 11th October 2021 and is available to read here