Tackling the disability employment gap


04 07 2016


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While the employment rate has risen to a record high, the disability employment gap remains stubbornly persistant, at over 25 percentage points.

People with disabilities and long-term health or mental health conditions often face significant barriers to work, and those who are in employment tend to be lower paid.

Learning and Work Institute has helped shape the Work and Health Programme – the main national employment support service for people with disabilities – and we have extensive expertise around disability employment.

Halving the Gap: Making the Work and Health Programme work for disabled people