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Nov 14

Guidance on Employing Disabled People

Nearly seven million people of working age in the UK are disabled or have a health condition and, historically, there has been a significant gap between the proportion of disabled people and non-disabled people in employment.

To tackle the issues preventing disabled people from fulfilling their potential in the workplace, the Government launched a Disability Confident campaign, aimed at working with employers to remove barriers and increase understanding of the needs of disabled people.

The Department for Work and Pensions has now updated its guidance for employers on employing disabled people and people with health conditions. This provides a summary of information to help employers recruit and support disabled people in work and provides links to other resources available to enable employers to become more confident when attracting, recruiting and retaining disabled people. The guidance also contains advice on specific conditions and the type of adjustments that may be necessary to accommodate them.

Where a worker requires support or adaptations, employers may be able to obtain a grant from Access to Work, a specialist disability service delivered by Jobcentre Plus, to help cover the costs. For further information, see the Employer’s Guide to Access to Work.

Source: Employment

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