International Day of People with Disabilities 2023 – Business toolkit

23 November 2023

Did you know that around 1 in 4 (23 percent) of working age adults in the UK are classified as disabled?1

Recent research by the Reward and Employee Benefits Association (REBA), in partnership with Bupa, found that over half (51 percent) of respondents think their disability is a barrier to career progression.2

That’s why it’s more important than ever to make the workplace a more welcoming and inclusive environment for disabled people.

The International Day of People with Disabilities highlights the importance of creating an accessible and inclusive workplace that can help disabled employees to thrive at work.

How can it affect your business?

A more inclusive work environment could mean new perspectives on innovation, increased employee engagement, and a larger talent pool.

Guidance and support for your business

Guidance and support for line-managers

Resources to share with your team dependent on your employee’s policy or health trust

For more information and support, visit Scope, Sense, Mind, or Samaritans.

1 GOV UK. 2021/22 Family Resources Survey. National statistics
2 REBA Insights: Disability insights in the Workplace, 2023 (PDF, 0.7MB)

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