New VODG report sets out ways to reduce the disability employment gap

A new report published by VODG (the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group) calls for more practical solutions to close the disability employment gap. 

Closing the disability and employment gap outlines successful employment and training schemes delivered by specialist disability organisations. It includes recommendations for government, employers and care providers to boost employment for working-age disabled people.

The publication is a response to the recent DWP and DH green paper on work, health and disability, which VODG hopes will spark fresh dialogue between policy makers, disabled people, businesses and charities. 

Around the UK, the report explains, VODG members and their partners deliver successful schemes to support more disabled people into work. Examples in the report reflect the experiences of disability support providers that employ disabled people, deliver supported employment programmes or run internship schemes.

Closing the disability and employment gap is available to download on the VODG website

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