In response to a request for information from the Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) for the Improving Lives: The Work, Health and Disability Green Paper, Fiona Reynolds, Director of Public Health at Cheshire West and Chester, led the response submitted by Champs Collaborative on behalf of the 9 Cheshire and Merseyside Directors of Public Health.
 
The Green Paper sought views on what it will take to transform employment prospects for disabled people and people with long-term health conditions.
 
There is a need to understand why disabled people and people with health conditions might be unable to get a job or keep one, and to recognise the wide range of conditions and circumstances they face.

Views from a range of respondents were requested including:

  • people with health conditions and disabled people
  • both large and small employers
  • employability professionals 
  • health and care professionals
  • families, friends, teachers and carers 
  • local leaders and commissioners in health, social care and local authorities
  • voluntary and community organisations

View the Cheshire & Merseyside response here.