Today’s statistics come from the latest Access to Work figures released by DWP yesterday (report attached). Impairment types in this report are broken down into 19 categories. The largest group of people who received help from Access to Work had hearing impairments, and the second largest group had visual impairments. What I found most interesting is that the next largest group – even above specific mobility-related conditions and dyslexia – is “other”. Could this imply that when we try and ‘fit’ disabled people into the categories that we give, it doesn’t necessarily represent them?
And an actual numerical statistic:
Applications to Access to Work from people with mental health conditions has risen by a third.