Skip to main content

Sheltered Employment

Volume 13: debated on Monday 23 November 1981

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will take steps to ensure that, when a handicapped person is found by his Department's medical advisers to be fit for limited work, every attempt is made to find that person sheltered employment under the arrangements for the handicapped.

I have been asked to reply.The Manpower Services Commission's disablement resettlement officers and other staff at jobcentres and employment offices seek to help all unemployed disabled people to find suitable work in open or sheltered employment, including those referred to them by the Department of Health and Social Security medical advisers as being fit for light work.