Well said. on one hand sick and disabled people are being assessed as ‘fit for work’ without any idea if such work is available and if it is will the reasonable adjustments be made by the respective employers. Also are these such employments in the same areas of the country as the persons assessed to be ‘fit for work’, as if they are not how can these sick and disabled persons access these employments, will there be support to do so and if so will the persons be able to access this support on a regular basis.
This, of course, is dependent on the accuracy of these work assessments, as the appeal system reverses many that are not.
If you keep doing the same thing you will keep getting the same result. These policies have been tried for eight years now and failed and failed. They will fail again.
Theresa May has announced new initiatives to get a million sick and disabled people into work:
Theresa May has described the aspiration to enable one million sick and disabled people in to work, but Pat’s Petition has noticed a road block in the way.
We celebrate the progress that has already been made in helping sick and disabled people in to work, but highlight that this is limited to people who can compete in the open labour market using ‘reasonable adjustments’ made by the employer. But many sick and disabled people will tell you that employers say their requested adjustments are ‘unreasonable’, and that they are then excluded from employment.
We question how many employers will make…
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