Halving the Disability Employment Gap
Across England and Wales, just 49% of those who are disabled or have a health condition are in work. For everyone else this figure is 80% —a 31 percentage point gap. The government has set out an ambitious goal of [Halving the Disability Employment Gap] [ 0.7 mb], supporting over a million disabled people to move into or maintain work. Two fifths of Citizens Advice clients are disabled or have a health condition. Every day, we see the issues disabled people face with employment, benefits and a range of other issues. Many people have health conditions or impairments that make work impossible but others could work with the right support. We welcome the government’s ambitions and set out here four key challenges that Government must tackle to achieve its aims.