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Activity 11: Initiating and completing personal action

Activity 11 is defined in regulations as -

Initiating and completing personal action (which means planning, organisation, problem solving, prioritising or switching tasks).

Activity 11 assesses the ability to initiate and successfully complete tasks without the need for external prompting. The descriptor may be satisfied if there is a significant restriction of an individual’s ability to understand how to co-ordinate actions in the correct sequence such that they can't successfully complete any personal actions in a logical order.


Descriptor

The descriptor relating to Activity 11 is -

Cannot, due to impaired mental function, reliably initiate or complete at least two sequential personal actions.

Sources:

  • Schedule 3 to the Employment and Support Allowance Regulations 2008 (SI.No.794/2008) (applies to income-related and contributory ESA in a universal credit live service area).
  • Schedule 3 to the Employment and Support Allowance Regulations 2013 (SI.No.379/2013) (applies to contributory ESA in a universal credit full service area).
  • Schedule 7 to the Universal Credit Regulations 2013 (SI.No.376/2013) (applies to universal credit).

See also section 2.3.1.12 of the DWP’s Work Capability Assessment handbook: for healthcare professionals.


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