The government's proposals for improving employment support for disabled people and those with health conditions.
The government provides financial support to disabled people and those with health conditions who are unable to work. Many are able to work, but are prevented from doing so because of:
- false understanding of what individuals are capable of
- employment support that does not meet people’s needs
- an inflexible benefits system
The government is already working hard to tackle these issues, but is determined to do even more to help disabled people and those with health conditions to get into, stay in and progress in work.
This paper sets out a range of proposals to further improve employment support.
We published an update on our progress on improving employment support for disabled people and those with health conditions on 8 December 2014.
The content of this paper is available in a number of alternative formats, including Easy Read, Braille, audio, British Sign Language key points DVD and RTF.
If you would like a British Sign Language key points DVD, an Easy Read version, a copy of the paper in Braille, on audio CD, or audio cassette, please contact:
Disability and Health Employment Strategy Team
Department for Work and Pensions
6-12 Tothill Street
The content of the paper is also available as a series of MP3 audio downloads, a Welsh summary and British Sign Language summary.