We're calling on the Government to make the benefit system and employment support fit for purpose for blind and partially sighted people.
We want to hear about experiences of claiming benefits and receiving employment support as we respond to the Government’s Health and Disability Green Paper.
The Government is consulting on how the welfare system can better meet the needs of disabled people and people with health conditions, so people can live independently, and stay in or move into work.
We joined a meeting with the Minister for Disabled People, Justin Tomlinson, where blind and partially people shared their experiences of accessing benefits, employment support, health assessments and Access to Work.
We welcome the Prime Minister's announcement to tackle barriers faced by disabled people, but are asking that the needs of blind and partially sighted people are included.