Statutory guidance

Work Choice provider guidance: before April 2017

Guidance for Work Choice referrals made before April 2017.

Documents

Section 1: introduction and overview

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Section 2: referral - sources and procedures

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Section 3: stage 1: the initial provider interview

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Section 4: stage 2: module 1 (work entry support)

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Section 5: stage 3: module 2 (short to medium term in-work support)

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Section 6: stage 4: module 3 (longer term in-work support)

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Section 7: returning to the programme

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Section 8: retention

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Section 9: development planning and exit reports

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Section 10: distance travelled

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Section 11: financial incentives

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Section 12: self employment

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Section 13: working with supported businesses

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Section 13a: working with supported businesses (from 25 October 2015)

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Section 13a form: protected places return

Section 14: guidance for supported businesses

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Section 14a: guidance for supported businesses (from 25 October 2015)

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Section 15: performance and management information

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Section 15a: performance and management information (from 25 October 2015)

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Section 16: financial procedures

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Section 16a: financial procedures (from 25 October 2015)

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Section 17: payment validation

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Section 17: annex 2 validation report

Section 18: quality, continuous improvement, assessment and evaluation

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Section 19: customer choice

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Section 20: Work Choice wage incentives

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Annex 1: provider referrals and payment system (PRaP)

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Annex 1A: provider referrals and payment system (PRaP)

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Annex 2: forms and E-forms

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Annex 3: working with sub-contractors

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Annex 4: compatibility with other provision

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Annex 5: permitted work

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Annex 6: Access to Work programme

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Annex 7: identifying Statutory Referral Organisations (SRO)

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Annex 8: marketing and publicity

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Annex 9: European Social Fund match funding (management information guidance)

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Annex 10: Work Choice prime providers

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Annex 11: list of abbreviations

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Work Choice Statutory Referral Organisation form

Log of transfers template

Work Choice Statutory Referral Organisation authorisation form

Claim for supported job outcome payment

Youth Contract Wage Incentive bank account details

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Details

DWP providers should use this guidance for all referrals made to Work Choice before the contracts’ extension period in England and Wales. The extension period is from:

  • 7 April 2017 for Remploy only
  • 25 April 2017 for Work Choice contracts originally awarded to providers in 2010

Providers should also use this guidance for all referrals made to Work Choice in Scotland up to 31 March 2017.

Read the Work Choice provider live running memos for updates to the guidance.

Providers should use the Work Choice provider guidance: effective from April 2017 for all referrals made to Work Choice during the contracts’ extension period.

Published 1 May 2011
Last updated 30 July 2018 + show all updates
  1. Published a revised version of section 17 (now dated July 18) - information about the changes can be found in Work Choice live running memo 67.
  2. Revised annex 4 (dated May 2018) now includes information on compatibility with the Work & Heath Programme.
  3. Published revised sections 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 13a, 14a, 19 and 20. Also revised annexes 7 and 8 and section 13a forms: 'request protected place move to host employer', 'notification of extension of 26 week placement' and 'supported businesses return'. All the revised versions are dated March 2018. Information about the changes to the guidance can be found in Work Choice provider memo LR64.
  4. Published revised version of section 13a (now dated Nov 17).
  5. Published revised versions of section 13a (now dated Oct 17) and section 13a supported business return form.
  6. Published a revised version of annex 10 (now dated July 17), section 13a working with supported businesses (now dated Aug 17) and 13a supported business return form. More information about the changes can be found in Work Choice live running memo LR55.
  7. Published revised section 13a and forms 'request placed move to host employer', 'request to extend 26 week placement', 'transfer within contract package area' and 'additional places request' - all dated July 2017.
  8. Published updated versions of Work Choice DWP Provider guidance - Sections 1 to 12, 13a, 14a, 15a, 16a and 17 to 20, annexes 1a and 2 to 11 and forms PRaP11J, PRaP11WC-SCR, WCSRO1, WCSRO Auth and validation report.
  9. Published a revised Annex 9 (dated February 2017) and revised Annex 9 forms 'Initial data gather clerical form (form a)' and 'End data gather clerical form (form b)'. More information about the changes can be found in Work Choice live running memo LR52.
  10. Published a revised section 13a: working with supported businesses (from 25 October 2015). Also new versions of the following section 13a forms: 'request placed move to host employer', 'request to extend 26 week placement', 'transfer within contract package area' and 'additional places request'. The revised section and forms are now dated January 17.
  11. Published revised versions of sections 2, 16a and 17. Also revised version of annex 8. All these versions are dated December 2016.
  12. Removed the customer consent form, this can now be found in annex 2: forms and E-forms (version September 2016).
  13. Revised versions of sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 14a, 16a, 17, 18, 19 and 20 and annexes 2, 4, 5 and 6. All these versions are dated September 2016. Also published 3 new annexes for section 17.
  14. Revised versions of sections 1, 2, 5 and 16a and annexes 6 and 9. All these versions are dated April 2016.
  15. Revised annex 7 (version April 2016) contains a new email address for Remploy Ltd.
  16. Published new annex 9 - management information guidance about Work Choice provision and match funding.
  17. Updated guidance amended due to the extension of the Work Choice contracts - the revised guidance includes 4 new chapters 13a, 14a, 15a and 16a.
  18. Revised versions of sections 1 and 15 and annexes 1, 2, 3 and 7 (all dated July 2015). A new annex has also been published - annex 1a.
  19. Published revised annex 10 - version May 2015.
  20. Published revised annex 7 (version vMay15).
  21. Revised sections 13, 14 and 18 and annexes 3, 4, 5 and 10 (all dated April 2015) - new versions include clearer information about the Merlin Standard. Also removed annex 9 - no longer required.
  22. Published revised chapter 19 – version v.Feb15.
  23. Published revised versions of annex 2, 4 and 6.
  24. Revised WCSRO1 form published, new version is dated December 2014.
  25. Revised section 16 published, includes additional guidance about employing Work Choice participants.
  26. Revised chapters 1 and 2, annex 4 and WCSRO1 published.
  27. Revised chapters 1, 2, 4, 16 and 19 and annexes 4, 6 and 8 published
  28. Updated versions of Work Choice DWP provider guidance published including Section 17, Section 19 and Annexes 4, 5 and 10. Section 19 also includes new version of the 'Work Choice wage incentive reporting form' (Annex 1).
  29. Published a revised version of 'Annex 6 The Access to Work Programme'.
  30. Published updated versions of Work Choice DWP Provider guidance - Sections 13, 14 and 16.
  31. Updated section 2 and annexes 2 and 7.
  32. Updated versions of Statutory Referral Organisation (WCSRO1) and Statutory Referral Organisation Authorisation forms published.
  33. Revised annex 9 published.
  34. Revised versions of annex 1 and 2, and section 2 published.
  35. Revised versions of sections 2, 5, 15, 16 and 19, and annex 1, 4 and 10 published.
  36. First published.