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Transport: Disability

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 210711, tabled on 21 January 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that disabled people have suitable transport access when seeking employment opportunities.

Answered on

28 January 2019

The Government is committed to ensuring that disabled people have the same access to transport and opportunities to seek employment as everyone else. In July 2018 the Government launched the Inclusive Transport Strategy (ITS) which sets out key policy and investment priorities to deliver an inclusive transport system.

Access to Work is a publicly funded employment support programme that aims to help more disabled people start, or stay in, work. It can provide practical and financial support for people who have a disability or long term physical or mental health condition. The scheme is demand-led and offers a discretionary grant, administered by Jobcentre Plus (JCP). Support for disabled workers can include travel to work and travel within work as well as specialised aids, equipment and support workers.