How to attract, recruit and retain disabled people.


Employing disabled people and people with health conditions



This guidance will help employers to become more confident when attracting, recruiting and retaining disabled people.

Published 16 July 2013
Last updated 11 September 2019 + show all updates


  1. Several updates to HTML attachment: updated help and support for older workers under heading 2.3. Section 2.4 replaced Work Choice with Work and Health Programme information. Added further information to section 4.3. Updated information and links under heading 7 Toolkits.
  2. Added a link to the DWP autism and neurodiversity toolkit in section 7.
  3. Added a list of Work Choice providers.
  4. Added the section 'Extra support for small employers'.
  5. 'Health and work resources for line managers' PDF removed.
  6. Added information about stammering.
  7. Added dyspraxia, ADHD and dyscalculia information to chapter 5.5 'Hidden Impairments' to HTML guide.
  8. Added information about resources from NDCS for young people with a hearing impairment to chapter 5.2.
  9. Added information about epilepsy to 'Advice on specific conditions'. Section 5.6.
  10. Added further links to online dyslexia resources to the HTML guidance.
  11. Added information about the Disability Confident symbol, that is replacing the Two Ticks symbol from July 2016, to show an employer is committed to employing disabled people.
  12. Added new section about toolkits to the HTML guidance and made other minor corrections.
  13. Updated the list of health and work resources for line managers.
  14. Updated guidance with extra information following feedback from employers.
  15. Useful links to the big I.D.E.A and the Mental Health Foundation added.
  16. Added section relating to the Disability Confident campaign, and a link to a new page for downloading campaign materials.
  17. First published.

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