Creating a fairer Britain
'It is about trying to create a wider work environment. Everyone can be supported and everyone can feel they can contribute the best they can, when they can. And when you do that you are making an environment more open and accessible for everyone.'
Mike Smith, Chair of the Commission’s Disability Committee (London employer roundtable)
The Commission's first Triennial Review: How Fair is Britain? (2010) mapped progress on equality in Britain for people with protected characteristics. The report identified those issues most urgently in need of resolution and 'Closing the employment gap for disabled people' was identified as one of the top challenges facing society today.
This report, part of the 'Working Better' series, presents a reality check - a fresh look at the work aspirations and experiences of disabled people today in order to identify new solutions. We present newly published evidence on the impact of current disability and work 'remedies' - what's working well for individuals and businesses and what might work better to make the most of the abilities and potential of disabled employees. We explore barriers created by traditional ways of working, and the potential of flexibility and re-configured work to support innovative workplace delivery of the social model of disability.