Issue details

Approval To Proceed: Universal Support (Employment Support)

DWP have introduced a package of measures to address both economic inactivity and the barriers and disadvantages preventing people from joining the workforce. This package includes Universal Support, the large-scale supported employment programme which will be delivered via grant to SCC from autumn 2024.


It is recommended that Cabinet note the benefits and opportunities that the Universal Support programme will bring to Surrey’s residents, approve the council taking on the Accountable Body role for this county-wide programme and give ‘Approval to Procure’ for the commissioning of Universal Support in Surrey up to the value of £3.1m


Decision type: Key

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 23/05/2024

Decision due: 25 Jun 2024 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Economic Growth

Lead director: Executive Director Environment, Infrastructure and Growth

Contact: Jack Kennedy, Head of Economy and Growth Email: Tel: 07790 773496.