The Regions, Welfare to Work

– Right to Control Trailblazers to be launched

Transition Fund Guide

DWP will launch five ‘Right to Control’ Trailblazers on 13 December 2010 to support disabled people in having greater choice and control over their lives. The Trailblazers will pool a range of support and funding streams including employment, housing, social care, and community facilities.

The five pilot areas are;

  1. Essex County Council,
  2. Leicester City Council,
  3. London Borough of Barnet,
  4. London Borough of Newham,
  5. Surrey County Council (two parts only: Epsom and Ewell Borough Council and Reigate and Banstead Borough Council).

There will be further trailblazers launched in 2011.

The introduction of these programmes is set against the backdrop of £18 billion in cuts to welfare spending and long-term reforms to simplify the benefits system designed to make work pay and penalise those who refuse work. This includes plans for mandatory volunteering opportunities for job seekers, with financial penalties for those who refuse.

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