The assessment is based on evidence gathered over 2023 that relates to the employment environment experienced by disabled people. This approach includes evidence gathered on the lived experience of persons with disabilities by the NDA and others, information from government departments and agencies and new data on the employment of persons with disabilities.

2023 presents the penultimate year of a ten-year approach by government to ensure that people with disabilities, who can, and want to work are supported and enabled to do so. No CESIG meetings took place, and no agreement was reached on the shape and content of the final action plan that would take the strategy to its conclusion. However, the Department of Children Equality Disability Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) began work to develop a new National Disability Strategy which will include a key pillar on employment.

Read the report