48.3% of all Disabled London residents of working age are in employment compared to 74% of the non-disabled population. Download our Employment Factsheet.
With hours to go before a BBC disability news team feature examining the detrimental impacts of the Access to Work cap is due to air and with an impending high court challenge against the cap, the government has announced it is increasing the cap. They say this will affect fewer Deaf and Disabled people.
When AtW works well it’s a brilliant support, ensuring those of us who need it can have the right support to let us get on with the jobs we have. But, like many good ideas – someone had to come along and spoil it. Guest post from Geraldine O’Halloran from the StopChanges2ATW campaign.
Barriers to Work – Deaf and Disabled employees are losing out due to changes in government’s Access to Work programme
Newly published research has found evidence of significant problems with the Government’s disability employment support programme Access to Work. Inclusion London’s report “Barriers to Work” will be launched in Parliament on 24 October alongside a comprehensive list of recommendations from the campaign #StopChanges2AtW on ways to improve Access to Work and reduce the adverse impacts that changes to the scheme are currently having.
I am severely disabled and stuck in bed most of the time, but the internet and my transferable skills would allow me to work, in my chosen profession, from anywhere.. So why do employers insist I travel to them, making work impossible? A guest post from Poppy Hasted.