Replacing Employment and Support Allowance

Stef Benstead


This consultation report is based on data from a survey conducted by Ekklesia from October 2015 to January 2016. It is the second of three reports that use the results from the survey to explore a new system of assessment and support for people with chronic illness and disability. The aim of these reports is to develop a new system, designed by people with chronic illness and disability, which can replace the current Employment and Support Allowance, Work Capability Assessment and Work Programme.

This report proposes a new system based on the responses to the survey, and invites comment and cri que from anyone with chronic illness or disability, and from individuals or organisa ons who support those with chronic illness or disability whether through charitable, grass-roots, caring or advisory services. 

* The full report can be read and downloaded (*.PDF) here: http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/sites/ekklesia.co.uk/files/ekklesia_esa_report2_oct_2016.pdf 

The follow-on survey, open until late November 2016, is also contained within the report.