Disability@Work write to Prime Minister calling for inclusion of robust disability employment proposals in the National Strategy for Disabled People

Disability@Work write to Prime Minister calling for inclusion of robust disability employment proposals in the National Strategy for Disabled People

In the wake of Disability@Work’s meeting with the Cabinet Office Disability Unit and DWP to discuss the National Strategy for Disabled People in February 2021, Disability@Work has written to the Prime Minister calling on him to consider Disability@Work’s proposals for inclusion in the forthcoming National Strategy.

The letter was also signed by Diane Lightfoot, CEO, Business Disability Forum; Dimple Agarwal, Deloitte UK; Fazilet Hadi, Head of Policy, Disability Rights UK; Liz Sayce OBE, Visiting Senior Fellow, London School of Economics; and Philip Connolly, Disability Resilience Network.

As well as highlighting the importance of supporting and encouraging employers to identify and dismantle the barriers disabled people face in the workplace, the letter argued inclusion of Disability@Work’s proposals in the National Strategy will contribute substantially to the Prime Minister’s levelling up agenda. The letter also welcomed assurances given by Hannah Rignell, Deputy Chair of the Cabinet Office’s Disability Unit, in Disability@Work’s meeting with the Cabinet Office and DWP, that detailed employment proposals will be included in the National Strategy for Disabled People.

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