Employment and Support Allowance - Outcomes of Work Capability Assessments - New Claims
We are currently assessing the Employment and Support Allowance: Outcomes of Work Capability Assessments, GB - new claims Quarterly Statistics Bulletin produced by the Department for Work and Pensions.
We would like to hear from any current and potential users of these statistics. Meeting users' needs is at the heart of the Code of Practice, and collecting user views is an important part of the assessment process. Feedback can be in any form, but it would be particularly helpful to us if you could structure your response around the following areas:
1. Why these statistics are of interest to you or your organisation. Please indicate which of the statistics you use, how you use them or how you would like to be able to use them.
2. How well these statistics meet your needs, and how they could be improved. Please consider their comprehensiveness, the level of detail available, how accessible and timely they are, the commentary and presentation, and any explanations of methods or other available metadata.
3. How satisfied you are with the way that the producer team in DWP engages and consults with you as a user. For example, if you have had any communication with them about these statistics in response to email enquiries, at user days or through more formal consultations.
4. It may be useful for us to share your comments with DWP, to enable them to take account of your views as they develop the statistics. Please indicate clearly whether you are happy for us to pass your comments and contact details on.
We may want to contact you to discuss your views. Please indicate whether you are happy for us to do so, and provide contact details. You may send your response via email to the Assessment leader Jacob Wilcock at firstname.lastname@example.org or, if you would prefer to speak to Jacob, please call 01633 455 756.
Alternatively, our postal address is:
Monitoring & Assessment Team
Statistics House, Cardiff Road
Newport, NP10 8XG
We look forward to receiving your comments, by 25 June 2012.