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Working futures?Disabled people, policy and social inclusion$
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Alan Roulstone and Colin Barnes

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9781861346261

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861346261.001.0001

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Job retention: a new policy priority for disabled people

Job retention: a new policy priority for disabled people

(p.106) (p.107) Seven Job retention: a new policy priority for disabled people
Working futures?

Alan Roulstone

Colin Barnes

Policy Press

This chapter concentrates on the extension of the New Labour government's policy agenda to promote social inclusion and to prioritise a broad programme of ‘welfare-to-work’, ‘job retention’, and sustained employment. It outlines the interest in job retention and then considers the different programmes directed at disabled people. The chapter notes that, in practice, the design of employment-support policies and the development of ‘good practice’ in the workplace have followed the implementation of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1995. It concludes by illustrating the potential for involving organisations of disabled people, and a comprehensive ‘disabling social barriers’ perspective on the development of employment-support policies.

Keywords:   New Labour, social inclusion, welfare-to-work, job retention, sustained employment, disabled people, good practice, Disability Discrimination Act, disabling social barriers

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