Nikki Bond, Senior Research Officer, Money and Mental Health
Submission to the Department for Work & Pensions Health and Disability Green Paper consultation: Shaping Future Support
11 October 2021
Money and Mental Health has submitted a response to the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) Health and Disability Green Paper consultation. The Green Paper aims to explore how the welfare system can better meet the needs of disabled people and people with health conditions. While we welcome many of the proposals outlined, we are disappointed that the consultation focuses predominantly on encouraging people with health problems and disabilities into employment – with limited recognition of the role of supporting people into good work, suited to people’s skills, abilities and needs. Alongside calling for systemic changes, our response highlights a number of recommendations the DWP could implement quickly to improve people’s experience of health and disability benefits.