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Improving lives: the future of work, health and disability

This publication sets out the government’s strategy on the future of work, health and disability. We will take action across 3 settings – welfare, the workplace and the health system, to transform employment prospects for disabled people and people with long term health conditions. It includes the government’s commitment to see one million more disabled people in work over the next 10 years.

It describes how responses to the October 2016 Work, Health and Disability Green Paper consultation “Work, health and disability: improving lives” have informed the government’s plans.

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This document sets out actions focused on:

  • every employer – and the crucial role played by managers and supervisors in creating healthy and inclusive workplaces where all can thrive and progress
  • a sustainable welfare system and employment support system that operates in partnership with the health system and as part of strong wider local partnerships to move people into work when they are ready
  • health services – with health professionals ready to talk about health barriers to work, timely access to appropriate treatments, and effective occupational health services accessible by all in work

Improving lives: the future of work, health and disability

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