Department of Health: Improving lives: work, health and disability green paper. Consultation

23 November 2016
Source: Dept of Health

This government wants to help everyone to be able to enjoy the independence, security and good health that being in work can bring.

We know that the right type of work is good for an individual’s physical and mental health. Work can bring other benefits – introduce a sense of purpose, raise self-esteem, and allow people to build relationships.

Many disabled people and people with long-term health conditions already work and many more want access to the benefits that work can bring. We want to understand how to improve the system to make this possible.

We are committed to financially supporting those with the most severe or life-limiting disabilities and conditions who are unable to work.

We need to understand why disabled people and people with health conditions might be unable to get a job or keep one, and to recognise the wide range of conditions and circumstances they face.

The questions are part of the Improving lives: work, health and disability green paper and we’ve provided links to relevant sections within that document for more context. A plain English version of the green paper is also available.

Accessible versions of the consultation are available Here 

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