Rethinking disability at work

Millions of disabled people in the UK are needlessly precluded from enjoying the financial, health and emotional benefits associated with employment because of poorly allocated funding and a lack of awareness about the support networks currently on offer. This comprehensive working group report offers over forty recommendations to local and national Government for how to remedy this social injustice.

Among much else, the report calls on the Government to broaden the eligibility for financial support from supporting only certain care leavers and individuals with Education, Health and Care plans to also include those disabled individuals as defined by the Equality Act 2010; as well as recommending that the £1,000 figure currently given to employers and training providers to cover the additional costs associated with supporting apprentices qualifying for help should be altered so that it is more flexible and accommodating of the specific needs of people with a variety of different conditions.

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