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The DWP Are Seeking ‘Community Partners’

November 28, 2016

The Department for Work and Pensions is launching an opportunity to work in collaboration with Jobcentre Plus to shape the support for disabled people and those with a health condition in partnership with the third sector. This was announced in Improving Lives: The Work, Health and Disability Green Paper, which was published for consultation on 31 October.

The new Community Partner role will build on expertise within Jobcentre Plus and strengthen the understanding of the needs of disabled people and those with health conditions to ensure that support can be tailored according to customer requirements.

As a Community Partner you will have experience and/or expert knowledge of disability, and enhance services to meet the needs and aspirations of disabled people and those with a health condition. You will bring specialist knowledge to enhance disability understanding, support the development of a national network and build local relationships with specialist organisations.

Applications for Lead Community Partner roles will remain open until Friday 16 December. Roles will be appointed on either a secondment or fixed-term appointment basis for one year, with a possible extension for a further 11 months.

For more information and to request an application form, please email Community.Partners@dwp.gsi.gov.uk or call 0207 867 3186/07747472709. Applicants should also contact for applications in an alternative format.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. November 28, 2016 12:48 pm

    Reblogged this on sdbast.

  2. November 28, 2016 2:03 pm

    So could this be another swoop at bringing independents into the DWP fold, alongside the so called Big Charities, who have for the most part sold out to the Neoliberal Ideology.

    A word of caution to anyone or group considering joining hands with the DWP.

    They could easily tie you up and tie you down with their spin.

    If you really think they are doing this on moral grounds, think again.
    We already know they do not listen, and if they now draw in the smaller groups, there will be no one left on the outside to offer any realistic defence.

    My intuition tells me this is yet another con trick.

    Please dont sell yourselves out.

    Having said the above, of course I may be wrong. Pigs may indeed sprout wings!

  3. @anonoccu1 permalink
    November 28, 2016 2:19 pm

    If it was some other organizations non Gov then i could possibly see some potential here. The DWP / Tories clearly have an agenda on welfare and in particular the sick – disabled, and that is cuts. Work will set you free, work will cure all worries me, i’m sure in many cases work is a positive thing for those that can but it far from a one size fits all. In short, i feel the above scheme using 3rd parties will be used as further leverage to get ppl which are not nessecary ‘fit’ into work.

  4. November 28, 2016 8:32 pm

    what am i thinking? …..fish…. something fishy going on.dunno what but something aint right. DWP do not do “thinking of others” except in terms of how much more can we take off them or how much more can we pour on them “

  5. December 3, 2016 9:36 am

    Reblogged this on campertess.

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