Published: 03 Aug 2016
In response a report published by Citizen’s Advice which found that disabled people and people with health conditions face a huge "employability gap", EHRC Disability Commissioner Lord Holmes has made the following statement:
"Across Britain, disabled people and people with health issues are being locked out of mainstream society through poverty and isolation. Disabled people want to be in work. Employment ensures both their own independence and greater equality for society as a whole.
With sensible planning, and reasonable adjustments, there is no reason why employers cannot open many more opportunities for disabled people in their workplaces, and support staff with health issues who wish to stay in work".