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Work, health and disability: improving lives

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Summary

We are seeking views on what it will take to transform employment prospects for disabled people and people with long-term health conditions.

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Documents

Work, health and disability green paper: improving lives

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Welsh: Gwella Bywydau Papur Gwyrdd Gwaith, Iechyd ac Anabledd

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Work, health and disability green paper (print-ready PDF)

OpenDocument version (Word-compatible): Work, health and disability green paper: improving lives

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Easy read booklet 1: Work, health and disability green paper

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Easy read booklet 2: Work, health and disability green paper

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Easy read booklet 3: Work, health and disability green paper

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Easy read booklet 4: Work, health and disability green paper

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Large print version: Work, health and disability green paper

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Consultation description

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.

Alternative formats

Audio version of the consultation

Audio version: Work, health and disability: improving lives

British Sign Language (BSL) version

BSL version: Work, health and disability: improving lives

Other formats

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Email: workandhealth@dwp.gsi.gov.uk

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Work, health and disability consultation
Ground floor, Caxton House
6-12 Tothill Street
London
SW1H 9NA

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.