This research explores the experiences, work aspirations and support needs of claimants in the ESA support group and the equivalent Universal Credit group.

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Summary: The work aspirations and support needs of claimants in the ESA Support Group and Universal Credit equivalent

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The work aspirations and support needs of claimants in the ESA Support Group and Universal Credit equivalent

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The research was commissioned following a commitment in the Work, Health and Disability Green Paper (2016) to undertake comprehensive research to understand how best to engage and support individuals in this claimant group.

The research consisted of 50 in-depth face-to-face interviews, 6 focus groups, 4 peer-to-peer interviews and a survey of 2,012 claimants.

The findings will be used to inform the department’s current and long term strategy for supporting this claimant group, as well being used to inform the forthcoming Green Paper on long-term benefit reform.

Authors: Lorna Adams, Becky Cartmell, Sarah Coburn, Sarah Dobie, Sam Stroud, Siv Svanaes and Angus Tindle (IFF Research)

Published 27 February 2020