Strategy

Nicola Sturgeon has announced the Scottish Government’s plans for addressing equality and human rights over the year ahead. Actions relating to equality for people with a disability include:

  • Delivering for disabled people through our Disability Delivery Plan - commended by the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Strategy
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Report

Localis and the University of Birmingham have published a report A Sector Deal for Disability that argues that, as part of its efforts to close the disability employment gap, the government should now commit to a sector deal for disability as part of its emerging industrial strategy.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Strategy
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Report

The gig economy can offer some useful opportunities to people who struggle to work in conventional ways according to Gainful Gigging, a report published by Reform. 

In his review of modern employment practices last week, Matthew Taylor hailed the “genuine two-way flexibility” the gig economy can offer, and the opportunity it presents for “those who may not be able to work in conventional ways”. Reform’s latest report echoes this, and makes recommendations for how government should support people into the gig economy.

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have launched an expression of interest exercise for local authorities to jointly deliver a Local Supported Employment proof of concept.  Expressions of interest should be submitted by 27 March 2017.  

A new Work and Pensions Committee report says former offenders leaving prison face a "cliff edge" drop off in support offered to help them re-enter normal life and find work, and that even while in prison, education and employment support are fragmented and good practice is "patchy and inconsistent".

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Strategy
Year of Publication: 
2016
Type: 
Report

This policy report from Labour MPs, disabled people, and experts on disability and work, with a foreword from Yvette Cooper, chair of the Changing Work Centre, puts forward a number of proposals to ensure disabled people play a key role in the changing world of work. With action from government and employers to remove the barriers of today and tomorrow, we can put inclusivity at the heart of the future of work.

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