News and opinion on employment for people with disability.

Handbook to help Labour address widespread discrimination in party

Disabled party activists are hoping a new handbook will force Labour to confront its failure to comply with its legal duties to prevent disability discrimination.

DPOs ask May for meeting over lack of progress on UN...

Disabled people's organisations (DPOs) have accused the government of maintaining a "head-in-the-sand denial" of its failure to protect disabled people’s human rights.

New evidence suggests we may need to rethink policies aimed at...

Less than 15% of the most disadvantaged people in Australia exit poverty from one year to the next, according to data from the Journeys Home survey, run by the Melbourne Institute.

Minister’s ‘insult to injury’ snub to DPOs over social care round...

Government ministers are facing criticism after organising a “round table” event on the future of working-age social care without inviting any disabled people’s organisations (DPOs) to attend.

What employers need to do to protect workers from cyberbullying

At a national level, it is crucial that workplace cyberbullying and traditional bullying are recognised in law as risks to employee health and safety.

Deaf chief executive wins right to challenge Access to Work cap...

A Deaf chief executive has won the right to question the government’s “discriminatory” cap on Access to Work (AtW) payments in the high court, in the latest legal challenge to the Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP) disability policy agenda.

Why all Jobs aren’t equal for people with disabilities

For the four million Australians with a disability, job quality is systematically worse, leading to more mental health issues and increasing the likelihood they leave the workforce altogether.

DRILL funding paves the way for personal budget co-operatives

Five user-led organisations have secured £150,000 for a research project that will set up what it is believed will be the UK’s first cooperatives for disabled people who receive care funding through personal budgets.

UK Civil servant sparks fresh concerns over ideological basis of Disability...

The UK civil servant who leads the government’s work and health unit has sparked fresh concerns that the new disability employment strategy could be heavily influenced by the discredited “biopsychosocial” (BPS) model of disability.

DWP refuses to name charities set to earn millions from new...

The Department for Work and Pensions has refused to name the organisations being paid millions of pounds to help deliver its new disability employment programme across England and Wales.