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DWP consultation on Shaping future support: The Health and Disability Green Paper

02 August 2021

'Shaping Future Support: The Health and Disability Green Paper' aims to explore how the benefits system can better meet the needs of disabled people and people with health conditions now and in the future, to build a system that enables people to live independently and move into work where possible.

This Green Paper considers the options for addressing short- and 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 benefits system.

This Green Paper will also consider whether the money we spend on supporting disabled people and people with health conditions is spent well.

This is because we want to ensure that the health and disability benefit system is effective and sustainable in the future.

This consultation is an important step towards making changes that will improve services, increase opportunities for employment and help more people to live independently.

More information can be found here.

Getting Involved

If you are interested in contributing to this, please submit your comments using the response form below to [email protected]

The deadline for commenting is the end of play on Monday 20 September.

Please note:

  • The society will only produce ONE response to any consultation.
  • Any response that goes under the society logo MUST be signed off by the relevant Board Chair and Branch Chair in the case of Devolved Nations.
  • Responses on behalf of particular Divisions / Faculties / Member Networks are not permitted under any circumstances.
  • Please do refer to the British Psychological Society Consultation Processes document which is attached before writing and sending any comments
  • Please ensure that all comments are based on Published Evidence and not solely on clinical opinion


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