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Multi-million-pound fund to help tackle the disability employment gap launched

Makbool Javaid

A £4.2 million fund to support people with mental health or musculoskeletal conditions to stay in work has been launched by the Department for Work and Pensions and the Department of Health and Social Care. The fund is aimed at testing new approaches to help people experiencing mental ill health or musculoskeletal issues to stay in work by increasing their ability to self-manage their conditions and helping people access advice and support about what sort of work they might be capable of doing. Employers can visit the Challenge Fund website for information on how to apply and the deadline for applications is 17 August 2018.

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