22 February 2017
RBLI Responds to Governments 'Improving Lives' Green Paper
In October the government published an ‘Improving Lives’ Green Paper on work, health and disability, and called for views on what it will take to transform employment prospects for disabled people and people with long-term health conditions.
With nearly 100 years of experience supporting people with disabilities back to work, we are passionate about halving the disability employment gap and have therefore responded to the Government’s Paper.
We believe that in order to transform employment for disabled people we need to:
• Provide early interventions for those who fall out of work due to a disability or health condition
• Do more in-depth assessments of each individual to ensure support can be truly personalised to them
• Pilot innovative programmes like our LifeWorks programme
• A full solution to help close the gap should include more support for employers, more personalised support generally, as well as a new
approach to the meaning of ‘work’ and an attitude which looks at what people can do, rather than what they can’t.
To read our full response click here
More information about the Government’s Green Paper and their consultation can be found here