This is an opportunity to have your say on Government proposals by responding to the consultation questions in Shaping Future Support: The Health and Disability Green Paper.

Summary

The health and disability green paper explores how the welfare system can better meet the needs of disabled people and people with health conditions now and in the future, enabling people to live independently and move into work where possible.

This consultation closes at 11:45pm on 11 October 2021

Access the consultation here: https://getinvolved.dwp.gov.uk/05-policy-group/health-and-disability-green-paper/ 

For alternative formats see: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/shaping-future-support-the-health-and-disability-green-paper 

This green paper considers the options for addressing some of the short- to medium-term issues in health and disability benefits. It will also start a discussion about the opportunities for wider change to deliver on the objectives of the health and disability benefit system.

The Government are consulting on the following aspects of our support for disabled people and people with health conditions:

  • Ways to provide more support to help meet the needs of disabled people and people with health conditions and allow them to more easily access and use benefits and services.
  • Improve employment support for disabled people and people with health conditions, and how to encourage people to take up that support, where possible.
  • Short-term improvements to our current services such as improvements to assessments and decision making, to improve the experience of disabled people.
  • Changes to future assessments and alternative approaches.
  • Changes that could be made to the structure of the main benefits claimed by working-age disabled people and people with health conditions.