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.


The descriptor relating to Activity 11 is -

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


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

Case law

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