HC Deb 27 April 1988 vol 132 cc197-9W
Miss Emma Nicholson

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what consideration is being given to the needs of disabled people to ensure that an accurate assessment and an appropriate personal action plan is drawn up for them in the new adult training programme.

Mr. Nicholls

The initial assessment of trainees in employment training, leading to the production of individual action plans, will be carried out by a network of training agents. For trainees with disabilities who require specialised or extended assessment which a training agent is unable to deliver, the specialist help of the employment rehabilitation centres and ASSET teams run by the employment rehabilitation service will be available. MSC will expect training agents and training managers to have premises and facilities which are suitable for people with disabilities as part of their required equal opportunities policy. Help will be available to providers, where necessary, in the form of grants towards the costs of necessary adaptations to premises and equipment, to meet the needs of particular individuals.

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