Wednesday 15 May 2019 / 11:55 PM Disabilities / Marsha de Cordova

DWP research shows the government is failing to support disabled people into employment.

Marsha de Cordova MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Disabled People, responding to Department for Work and Pensions research on self-employment for disabled people and those with health conditions, said:

“This damning research is further evidence that the government is failing to support disabled people into employment.

“It found that many disabled people feel ‘pushed’ into self-employment due to inadequate support in traditional employment. And once in self-employment, disabled people are struggling to make ends meet, with existing support unsuitable to meet their needs.

“This is alongside the fact that government has failed to tackle the disability employment gap, with millions of disabled people locked out of work.

“Labour is committed to ensuring that disabled people are supported to enter the labour market and to halving the disability employment gap.”

 

Notes to editors

Understanding Self Employment For People with Disabilities and Health Conditions https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/798348/understanding-self-employment-for-people-with-disabilities-and-health-conditions.pdf