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Wibbles Community member Posts: 1,721 Pioneering
edited August 2023 in Work and employment
implies that the government is going to support disabled back into work

A government spokesperson said it was reforming the health and disability benefits system and was investing £2bn to support sick and disabled people back into work.

"Last month we launched a consultation on our new Disability Action Plan, which is part of this government's commitment to create a society that works for everyone," the spokesperson said.

"Significant work is already being taken forward including reforming the health and disability benefits system, boosting disability benefits by 10.1%, investing £2bn to support sick and disabled people back into work, and helping the most vulnerable with record financial support worth around £3,300 per household.

"We remain committed to making our society a more inclusive and accessible place for all disabled people."

Where have I heard this before, forcing not supporting ..... ?
As for using the 10.1% benefits increase as a good thing - that's only to keep up with the cost of living increase and it doesn't even manage that....


  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 3,251 Scope online community team
    In my experience, it's not the benefits system or disabled people not wanting to work that keeps us out of employment. It's the companies, in my personal experience, even with the Equality Act many companies can discriminate or have processes which make it far more difficult for disabled people to work. I feel very lucky and privileged to have this new role at Scope. They've been far more understanding than any previous employer I've had of my needs.

    Again, this is my personal experience and opinion on the matter.  I am glad the government knows this is an issue I hope they go above and beyond considering how much things have fallen the past decade.
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