Detail of outcome
This consultation seeks views on how we can halve the disability employment gap. Despite the current record-breaking labour market, 4.6 million disabled people and people with long-term health conditions are out of work. Less than half (48%) of disabled people are in employment, compared to 80% of the non-disabled population.
Topics in this consultation include the role of employers and work coaches, improvements to the welfare system, investing in innovative services, occupational health support and changing the culture around work and health.
The Department for Work and Pensions and the Department of Health are keen to hear views from all interested parties, especially disabled people and disability organisations.
Audio version of the consultation
British Sign Language (BSL) version
Braille copies can be ordered by:
Work, health and disability consultation
Ground floor, Caxton House
6-12 Tothill Street
Technical annex to Improving lives: The Work, Health and Disability Green Paper
We’ve published a technical annex containing statistical analysis on work, health and disability in the UK to support the consultation. It brings together existing evidence with new data analysis.