Closed consultation overview: Shaping future support: the health and disability green paper

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Summary

The health and disability green paper explores how the welfare system can better meet the needs of disabled people and people with health conditions now and in the future, enabling people to live independently and move into work where possible.

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Consultation description

This green paper considers the options for addressing some of the short- to medium-term issues in health and disability benefits. It will also start a discussion about the opportunities for wider change to deliver on the objectives of the health and disability benefit system.

We are consulting on the following aspects of our support for disabled people and people with health conditions:

  • Ways to provide more support to help meet the needs of disabled people and people with health conditions and allow them to more easily access and use benefits and services.
  • Improve employment support for disabled people and people with health conditions, and how to encourage people to take up that support, where possible.
  • Short-term improvements to our current services such as improvements to assessments and decision making, to improve the experience of disabled people.
  • Changes to future assessments and alternative approaches.
  • Changes that could be made to the structure of the main benefits claimed by working-age disabled people and people with health conditions.

Alternative formats

Audio summary of the green paper

Audio summary – Shaping future support: the health and disability green paper

Full audio of the green paper

Full Audio – Shaping future support: the health and disability green paper

British Sign Language (BSL) version of the green paper

British Sign Language (BSL). Shaping future support: the health and disability green paper

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  • Hard copy of full publication
  • Hard copy of Easy Read version
  • Hard copy of Welsh version
  • Braille
  • 20pt version
  • Audio CD

The formats listed above can be requested by:

Email: healthanddisability.consultation@dwp.gov.uk

Post:

Health and Disability Green Paper
Caxton House
6-12 Tothill Street
London
SW1H 9NA

Documents

Shaping future support: the health and disability green paper

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Welsh: Llywio Cymorth y Dyfodol: Y Papur Gwyrdd Iechyd ac Anabledd

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Published 20 July 2021
Last updated 12 August 2021 + show all updates
  1. Added full audio version of the green paper.

  2. Updated closing date to 11 October.

  3. First published.