Consultation: How the benefits system can better meet the needs of disabled people

The Government has launched its Health and disability green paper open consultation.

“Shaping future support: the health and disability green paper” explores how the benefits system can better meet the needs of disabled people and those with health conditions. It was informed by extensive engagement with disabled people, people with health conditions, and their representatives.

The green paper is now seeking views on how we can improve our current services so they are better and easier to use. They want to hear about the approaches they should consider to improve the system.

Following the 12-week consultation, detailed proposals will then be brought forward in a white paper next year, setting out how we can better enable people to take up work and live more independently. It will outline the changes we want to make to the benefits system to better address structural and delivery challenges.

The green paper, along with accessible versions and a link to the consultation site, is now available on GOV.UK.