Workplace Health and Disability Conference: Support in employment
Only 48% of disabled people in the UK are in paid work compared with an 80% employment rate in the wider population. In total, there are 4.6 million people in the UK with a disability or long-term health condition who are not in work. Not only does this limit the life chances of those affected, it deprives the labour market of skilled and experienced workers.
Research has shown that the right kind of job can have a positive impact on both the physical and mental health of disabled people. But current health and social care policy does not take these benefits into account and fails to offer proper support to help disabled people into employment.
The Improving Lives white paper, published in November 2017, sets out the government’s plans to reverse this trend. Proposals include changes to the welfare system, more support for employers who take on disabled staff and greater emphasis on a healthcare system which helps people find and stay in work.
Join us for the Workplace Health and Disability Conference where leading experts will explain how policy changes can help people live more fulfilling lives through paid employment. Understand the barriers preventing disabled people from finding jobs, how the NHS can provide support designed to help people into work and how employers can ensure they are offering equal opportunities to all applicants.
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- Hear from senior professionals and top leaders from public, private and third sector organisations about what the Improving Lives consultation paper means to them and their organisations
- Learn from a range of industry experts about which initiatives have worked for them and how each programme has successfully supported persons to remain in employment
- Discuss and understand what lies at the heart of the excellent employment support programmes
- Supporting managers to drive forward workplaces changes to ensure their organisation has a healthy, happy and inclusive culture
- Including those furthest from and those who struggle to remain in the labour market as part of a rounded policy to promote staff wellbeing, retention and productivity
- Reviewing the approach to employees health: preventative measures and allowances for those returning to work from long term absence and those who may be at risk of absence
- Network with individuals and organisations across sectors who are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace for all
Who should attend?
- Employee Wellbeing Managers
- Occupational Health, HR Associates
- Employee Relations Manager
- Head of Health, Healthy Workplace Advisors
- Disability Employment Specialists
- Programme Managers for Disability
- Diversity and Inclusion Managers
- Leadership and Engagement Managers
- Vocational Rehabilitation Managers