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Resources and useful links

HSE and the Disability Rights Commission commissioned research to establish the nature and extent of the problem of health and safety requirements being used as a 'false excuse' for not employing or continuing to employ disabled people or people with an injury or ill-health condition. The research was prepared and published in 2003.

Access to Work – an Access to Work grant can help to pay for practical support if you have a disability, health or mental health condition.

Work Choice – can help you get and keep a job if you’re disabled and find it hard to work.

Office for Disability Issues (ODI) – supports the development of policies to remove inequality between disabled and non-disabled people.

Through the Disability Confident campaign, the Government is working with employers to remove barriers, increase understanding and ensure that disabled people have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.

Fulfilling Potential: Improving the lives of disabled people – find out more about the Government's view of a society where disabled people can realise their aspirations and fulfil their potential.

Government’s proposals for improving employment support for disabled people and those with health conditions - find out more.

Read the code of practice on the statutory special educational needs and disability (SEND) system for children and young people aged 0 to 25 years

Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)

The Equality Act Code of Practice on Employment contains information at chapter 5 on discrimination arising from disability and at chapter 6 on the duty to make reasonable adjustments.

There is also more general guidance for employers about their responsibilities under the Equality Act.

Other Organisations

Updated 2016-06-27