Report: A Million Futures: Halving the disability employment gap

This new report from Scope examined the working lives of people with disabilities. It said that there were more people with disabilities in the labour market than ever before, but existing support was ineffective and, although flexible working was a critical issue, only one in three survey respondents had reported being given the flexibility that they needed.

The report called for government and employers to prioritize better support, and made recommendations including: for a new, more flexible form of adjustment leave; for a new funding stream for City Deals to incentivize job creation programmes based on people’s employment outcomes; for a national ‘what works’ centre and network of good practice in employment support; and for the development of more effective, personalized support through a range of measures.