On Friday 17th February SOM and FOM submitted our joint response to Improving Lives: The Work, Health and Disability Green Paper.
This followed a series of events with our members and stakeholders, from a round table hosted with Lord Blunkett in the House of Lords to a number of multi-disciplinary meetings - one of which was delivered with the Health and Work Unit as a formal part of their consultation. We also did an online survey encouraging all our members to input and thank you to those who took the time to do so! There were a lot of questions so we really appreciate it.
The paper will now move towards a white paper allowing the government to set out their proposals for future legislation. We very much hope the paper will reflect our suggestions and use this opportunity to really make a difference to the employment prospects of those with a disablity or long term health condition.