Anne McGuire, minister for disabled people, begins consultation on plans to integrate employment services for disabled people

A personalised service to help disabled people get into work has been proposed by the government.

Minister for disabled people Anne McGuire yesterday launched a consultation into plans to help more disabled people to find paid work.

A central proposal is to enhance the role of disability employment advisers at Jobcentre Plus, so that each individual gets support tailored to their needs.

The consultation also suggests replacing programmes including the Job Introduction Scheme,Work Preparation and Workstep with an integrated programme that provides a more personalised employment service for disabled people.

McGuire said: “Over the past 10 years we have helped more than 350,000 disabled people into employment.

“But we are determined to go further, which is why today we are setting out how we think we can improve our services and deliver a more flexible and personal employment service.”

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