Over 300 New Disability Employment Advisers Planned

Last week the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) announced that it planned to increase the number of Disability Employment Advisers (DEAs) by 315, taking the total number of DEAs up to 1,115.

DEAs play a crucial role in supporting disabled people into work, providing specialist advice to Work Coaches – the main point of contact for those approaching Jobcentre Plus as jobseekers. DEAs can help to signpost disabled jobseekers to local and tailored programmes more suited to their needs.