Employing disabled people and people with health conditions
Encouraging applications from disabled people, including those with mental health conditions, is good for business. This guidance has a summary of issues to consider and a wide range of advice and tips.
A disabled person is somebody with a condition that has a substantial and long-term effect on their ability to do normal activities. This includes not just physical conditions but long-term mental health issues too.
There’s a significant gap between the proportion of disabled people employed compared with non-disabled people—but encouraging applications from disabled people is good for business. It can bring additional skills, increase the number of high-quality applicants, and create a workforce that better reflects the diverse range of customers it serves.
This guidance covers a wide range of topics to help employers consider how they recruit disabled people. It includes:
- Why recruit disabled people?
- Help employing disabled people
- Disability law
- How to recruit disabled people
- Advice on specific conditions
- Specific advice for smaller employers
- Guidance from other organisations
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Department for Work and Pensions / Department of Health and Social Care
The Work and Health Unit of DWP and DHSC works to improve the health and employment outcomes for working age people.Find out more