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24 January 2019

The London Assembly’s Economy Committee is calling for submissions on their investigation on Tackling the Disability Employment Gap, which closes on 4th March 2019.


The consultation

As part of their oversight of the Mayor’s Skills for Londoners Strategy, the committee is seeking to understand the challenges that people with disabilities face getting into work. The committee wants to know which of the Mayor’s current initiatives work for people disabilities and what more could be done to support them to access the labour market.

Questions for the youth sector

The committee is asking the following questions:

  • What are the challenges faced by disabled people when seeking employment in London?
  • What support do disabled people need during their journey to employment?
  • What is the initial assessment of the impact of the Government’s Work And Health programme in getting people back to work in London?
  • Are there any recent examples of good, innovative practice in supporting disabled people into work – either among employers or employment support providers?
  • What support could the Mayor give to employment support providers to help disabled people access the labour market? What support could he provide to disabled people directly?

Have your say

If you would like or have your views or evidence included in London Youth’s response, please email Samuel Howell using the link below before Friday 22nd February.


If you are a London Youth member and would like to be more involved, we encourage you to join our Policy Advisory Group, a new way for our members to be at the heart of our policy and media work.

Samuel Howell, Policy Officer