General Article Rethinking disability at work

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Recommendations, polling data and key statistics. An extract from an article by The Centre for Social Justice.

In work

Some employers are leading the way in recognising the strengths disabled individuals bring to their workforces, building healthy working environments and managing illness well.

Others lag behind. The key challenge is to provide these employers with the knowledge and skills they need to become more confident about disability and to illuminate the business case for employing disabled individuals.

Just 47.9 per cent of disabled people are employed, compared to 80.1 per cent of non-disabled people – to halve the gap between these two figures, 1.2 million disabled people will need to find employment.

The UK’s disability employment gap is higher than that found in 21 other European countries, and those in Luxembourg, Sweden, France and Turkey are less than ten per cent.

Making apprenticeships work for disabled peo

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