Government Green Paper on Helping Disabled People into Work published 31st October 2016
The Department for Work and Pensions and Department of Health on 31st October 2016 announced “new plans to help more people with long term conditions reap the benefits of work and improve their health.”
See the press release here and download the full report in PDF format or Open Document format. See here for the National Autistic Society reaction to the publication of the green paper. And further – much more critical – reaction here from DisabledGo and from Disability News Service.
Sheffield is to be one of two trial areas: “Large scale trials are to be created using the Innovation Fund. The first trial areas are expected to be the West Midlands Combined Authority and Sheffield City Region. Seed funding is being provided to support the design stage. Trials could begin in spring 2017.”