The TUC and the GMB have introduced a “model passport” to make sure disabled people have the support they need to flourish at work.
The passports are intended to help disabled workers get the necessary adjustments and support they need. According to TUC data, almost one million disabled people fall out of work or switch employers each year to get the support they need. One in ten (391,000) disabled people dropped out of work in the UK last year and a further 555,000 started work with a new employer.
While there are many reasons for disabled people to leave their jobs, the TUC and GMB have found that one preventable reason is when employers fail to carry out their legal duty to make – and keep in place – the reasonable adjustments their disabled staff need to do their jobs.