Work and Pensions
Maria Miller (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Disabled People), Work and Pensions; Basingstoke, Conservative)
We are committed to providing a comprehensive package of personalised support for every disabled member of staff who is affected by these announcements.
The support package is designed to be flexible so that support is tailored to meet each individual's specific needs, including providing support to help people who have difficulties fitting into mainstream employment and includes access to other work related opportunities available from Remploy and Jobcentre Plus employer networks.
We will also be working with employers, including local employers, and the Employers Forum on Disability to look to offer targeted work opportunities for displaced staff.
Additionally through referral to existing back-to-work support including Access to Work, individuals and employers will receive additional advice and support with extra costs which may arise because of an individual's needs.
We want disabled people to be treated in the same way as any other person in the workplace. Businesses will be able to access the same incentives to employ displaced Remploy disabled employees as are available for other workers.