Government To Spend More Supporting Disabled People into Work

In a recent edition of the their newsletter, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), part of the UK Government, announced the following:

To support disabled people into work, the Government confirmed as part of the Spending Review that it is providing specialised disability employment support worth over £1.1bn over the next three years, including an additional £156m over the SR period for health and disability support with a focus on additional work coaches.

This is alongside the Work and Health Programme which will continue to provide personal support to disabled people to find jobs that match their employment and health needs, and the Access to Work scheme which will continue to help cover the costs of workplace adaptations, special equipment and travel.