Atos Healthcare: Requests engagement with Disability Rights Groups on Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

As we announced last week, we have been selected as one of the regional partners by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to deliver assessments for those claiming the new Personal Independence Payment (PIP) benefit, which replaces Disability Living Allowance (DLA) in April 2013.

We are currently speaking to a number of Disability Rights Groups to understand their views on how we as a provider can make our part in the process work effectively. We are also asking their advice on which communication channels we should use when PIP is underway to make sure that those people seeking PIP support are fully informed. We recognise that there is a wide range of disabilities that PIP will support and we are keen to speak to a cross representation of groups so that everyone’s view is considered.

We are interested in building strong relationships with a small group of organisations who can coordinate views and work closely with us. If your organisation has not yet been contacted by us and would like to be part of this process, please let us know by using the Contact Us form on our website.  You will be contacted by a member of the PIP team over the next few days.

See also:

Atos Healthcare: our role in Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessments

Atos Healthcare forms PIP consultation group with UK disability organisations

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2 Responses to “Atos Healthcare: Requests engagement with Disability Rights Groups on Personal Independence Payment (PIP)”

  1. WILLIAM NUTTALL says:

    CAN ATOS TELL ME IF SUCH ENGAGEMENT REQUESTS WITH DISABILITY GROUPS WERE MADE WHEN THE WCA WAS INTRODUCED.?

    THANK YOU

    • Atos Healthcare says:

      Thanks for your question. The Department for Work and Pensions coordinated engagement with customer representative groups both during the introduction of Employment and Support Allowance and since as part of its ongoing development. We worked and continue to work with the Department and customer representative groups at both a national and local level to provide information on our part of the process and gather feedback on where improvements can be made.

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