Event Summary

Disabled people should have the same opportunities as everyone else to start, stay and succeed in work. The UK has around seven million people of working age with a disability or long-term health condition and this number continues to rise. Yet the disability employment gap is now at its widest point since 2018.*

In the coming year, we will see action to address the disability employment gap and support employees with disabilities or health conditions at work. The Government will soon publish its Health and Disability White Paper, with extensive reforms to disability benefits and plans to make recruitment more accessible. Hear the latest updates from the 2022 Consultation on Mandatory Disability Workforce Reporting and the Disability Confident Scheme Review. We will discuss the ‘Making flexible working the default‘ consultation.

Support for disabled people and people with long-term conditions should at the forefront of any diversity and inclusion strategy. Join Westminster Insight’s Improving Disability Inclusion in the Workplace Conference to challenge how you and your organisation are meeting the needs of disabled employees.

You will have the opportunity to hear from those with lived experience to understand how to tailor and co-design support.

Discuss how to support older people who are returning to work and improve retention among employees with long-term health conditions.

Explore your legal responsibilities and how to deliver reasonable adjustments for disabled employees. Ensure you are handling health data and pre-employment health screening within the law.

Learn how you can attract, recruit and retain disabled talent – ensure that your recruitment, screening and onboarding processes are inclusive and accessible for all. Understand how you can support people with invisible disabilities. We will spotlight guidance for employers around Long-Covid, mental health conditions and neurodiversity.

Attend this national one-day conference to get the latest developments and to hear directly from senior leaders, disability confident employers and D&I experts.

Choose to attend in-person or online.

Key Points

  • Next steps for Mandatory Disability Workforce Reporting
  • The impact of COVID-19 on the job market and supporting older workers
  • Addressing the disability employment gap
  • Learning from lived experiences: what does an inclusive workplace look like?
  • Implementing reasonable workplace adjustments
  • Flexible working – the consultation proposals
  • Embedding a successful and effective disability inclusion strategy
  • Tackling disability discrimination
  • Attracting disabled talent: recruitment and retention
  • Making the workplace more friendly for older workers
  • Invisible disabilities: long-term health conditions, long-Covid, neurodiversity and mental health
  • A spotlight on sight loss, with specific guidance for employers

Venue details

In-person – This conference will take place at the Institution of Structural Engineers, Bastwick Street, London. Attend in-person to network, build relationships and learn from your peers. This venue is wheelchair accessible with parking available, and will feature live captioning.

Online – The conference will be recorded and live streamed via a custom digital platform. The content will be available on demand for 14 days.