Independent, Calls for ‘radical new approach’ to reduce disability employment gap (July 2021)

MPs said disabled people were considerably less likely to be in employment than non-disabled people and still faced ‘unacceptable barriers’.

The gap between the proportion of disabled and non-disabled people in work has remained stubbornly high for years. The currently overly centralised model of support simply isn’t working.

We need a radical new localised approach. Too often, decisions affecting disabled people are made without them being meaningfully consulted or listened to.

Stephen Timms MP

We welcome the recommendation that employers should be required to publish data on the proportion of workers who are disabled, as an effective way of holding them to account and closing the disability employment gap

Daniel Jennings, Epilepsy Action

We’re pleased that the select committee has recognised the barriers so many autistic adults face

Tim Nicholls, National Autistic Society

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Independent, Calls for ‘radical new approach’ to reduce disability employment gap (July 2021)
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