The enabling law on social inclusion: what is the disability reform?

The enabling law on social inclusion: what is the disability reform?
The enabling law on social inclusion: what is the disability reform?

On May 1, the first of the implementing decrees concerning disability was approved; in particular, this deals with regulating the accessibility of the public administration for its employees, favoring the recruitment and therefore the social and occupational inclusion of people with disabilities.

The law on inclusiveness at work

The implementing decree of the enabling law on disability aims to redevelop public services, in the name of inclusion and accessibility: it does so by also addressing the issue of employment inclusion with respect to people with disabilities who cover job positions within the public sector, allowing them to enjoy in full autonomy all the spaces and all the tools that the workplace must guarantee, in equal measure, to each employee. Furthermore, the aim is to ensure universal accessibility to public administration services: the thought goes above all to citizens over 65, whose physical and digital accessibility has often been limited.

Delegated law on social inclusion

The Minister for Disability, Alessandra Locatelli, speaks: “It is an important signal that I wanted to be given today (the day dedicated to Labor Day, ed) to remember that the right to work is for everyone. In order to strengthen our communities and our country, we need to change our perspective, starting to see in each person talents and skills in which it is possible to invest, both in the public sector and in the private world. The journey began some time ago, starting with the UN Convention for the rights of persons with disabilities, but there is still a long way to go”.

The rules introduced

What are the main points?

  • “contribution for those social enterprises that set up specific professional figures who accompany the person with disability during the job placement process and who are committed to the personalized service agreement. The contribution will also be compatible with the partial reimbursement of expenses for the “disability manager” which is already recognized to employers”, explained Locatelli.
  • “a contribution to third sector entities and non-profit organizations for every person with a disability, between 18 and 35 years of age, hired on a permanent basis between 1 August 2022 and 31 December 2023”. This will be promoted through a newly established ad hoc fund, worth 7 million euros for 2023.