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New government support package to help more disabled people into work

On 29 December 2021, the Department for Work and Pensions announced a new package of support to help thousands more disabled people into work.

Minister for Disabled People, Chloe Smith, announced various measures in support of the plan, including:

• 15 Jobcentre Plus sites trialling a framework of best practice to become more autism-friendly, in partnership with the National Autistic Society.

• 26,000 work coaches at Jobcentres undergoing specialist accessibility training, delivered in partnership with Microsoft, in an effort to assist greater numbers of disabled jobseekers secure employment. 

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Julia Queen, Barrister, Coram Chambers