DISABLED groups and individuals in Redcar and Cleveland are being invited to have their say on a three-year plan to help and support disabled people into employment.

The updated Welfare to Work Joint Investment Plan for Disabled People 2002/2005 has been produced by the borough's service providers from the statutory and voluntary sectors.

Membership of the Welfare to Work working group consists of representatives from the primary care groups, NHS Trusts, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council, Citizens Advice Bureau, Future Steps, Employment Service, Benefits Agency, Cleveland Disability Forum and the Redcar and Cleveland Disability Access.

This is the second Joint Investment Plan and in this year's plan there is a clearer focus on services and service providers to examine work as an option for disabled people.

The council's community planning and performance officer, Craig Duerden, is compiling comments, which need to be delivered by January 7, before the document is sent to the Department of Health.

Copies of the plan are available from Eston Town Hall on Fabian Road, Eston or by calling (01642) 444524.