Sunday, May 19, 2024

Employers get advice to support disabled workers

A new Disability Confident guide for managers to help them recruit, retain, and foster the progression of disabled people and those with health conditions in the workplace has been published today by the Department for Work and Pensions.

DWP has worked in collaboration with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development to develop the quick and easy guidance to ensure employers and employees get the most from the Disability Confident scheme, to boost disability employment and reduce the disability employment gap.

The Government has already succeeded in meeting its target of getting one million more disabled people into employment by 2027 – reaching the milestone five years ahead of schedule.

This new guidance is part of wider action to support disabled people who can work to reap the countless social, health and financial benefits a job brings.

Some of the guidance includes advertising jobs on channels that specifically reach disabled people and implementing reasonable adjustments in the workplace like flexible working and arranging one-to-one mentoring support.

Minister for Disabled People, Health & Work, Mims Davies, pictured, said: “We want to help everyone realise their potential and it’s fantastic to have helped over a million more disabled people into work, hitting that target five years early – but we’re not stopping there.This new guidance is a really useful tool for managers that will support even more people to progress – whatever their condition and whatever their profession.

”It’s just the latest step in our mission to ensure the UK is the most accessible place in the world for disabled people to live, work and thrive.”

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