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Increasing the Employment of Disabled People in the Public Sector: a consul...

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Victoria Quay

Scottish Government Building

Conference Room 1

Edinburgh

EH6 6QQ

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A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People, published by the Scottish Government in December 2016 seeks to drive transformational change to improve the lives of disabled people in Scotland. It recognises the challenges and barriers disabled people face in the labour market and sets out a range of commitments to support our ambition to reduce by at least half the disability employment gap

The public sector clearly has a key role to play in achieving our ambition and its institutions should set the standard for Scotland. Scotland’s public sector employs around a fifth of the total workforce in Scotland. According to survey data[1], only around one in nine public sector employees are disabled, despite disabled people making up almost one fifth of the working age population in Scotland. It’s clear we need to take action to help more disabled people into work in the public sector and crucially, to help them sustain their employment, including if they become disabled, or a pre-existing condition worsens whilst in work.

If anyone has any accessibility needs eg BSL, or palantypist please contact:(ConsultationDisabilityEmployment@gov, or phone: 0300 244 1355), but please provide advance notice because BSL & palantypist are in short supply in Scotland, but we will endeavour to make sure that all adjustments are in place.


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Victoria Quay

Scottish Government Building

Conference Room 1

Edinburgh

EH6 6QQ

United Kingdom

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