Civil Servant has concerns with DWP strategy on disability employment

The civil servant who leads the government’s work and health unit has sparked fresh concerns that the new disability employment strategy could be heavily influenced by the discredited “biopsychosocial” (BPS) model of disability.

18 January 2018

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Government plans “a con”

Debbie Abrahams,  Shaddow DWP Minister n why the government plans to get more disabled people into work are a con.

30 November 2017

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Employers Admit Prejudice Against Disabled People

A disturbing survey published in the Independent shows just how prejudiced employers are against disabled people.

14 December 2017  

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Access to Work

Access to Work has a proven track record of effectively supporting Deaf and Disabled people to get into, stay in and get on in employment while providing a return on investment to the Treasury, and yet over recent years has been beset by difficulties that are increasing barriers to work.

In October 2017, StopChanges2AtW, a campaign led by Deaf and Disabled campaigners and interpreters, launched their report “Barriers to work” and recommendations to how to improve the Access to Work programme and make it once again fit for purpose.


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