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.
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.
All jobs should be advertised as available for flexible working, and greater support should be given to fathers to play more of a role in child care, in a shake-up of culture and working practices to reduce pay gaps, the Equality and Human Rights Commission said today.
The Welfare Reform and Work Act removed the Work Related Activity Component in Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and the limited capability for work element of Universal Credit. Claimants in the Work Related Activity Group (WRAG) will lose around £30 per week as the benefit is brought into alignment with Job Seekers’ Allowance rates from 1st April this year.
Inclusion London has responded to the open consultation for the Work, Health and Disability Green Paper. We have a number of concerns that proposals in the green paper are either misplaced and will fail to tackle the root issues central to Deaf and Disabled people’s exclusion from employment opportunities, or have the potential for adverse impacts through contributing to avoidable harm.
Based on the experiences of Deaf and Disabled people we believe that sanctions are destructive and they drive Deaf and Disabled people further away from being able to find employment. We recommend that Deaf and Disabled people are no longer sanctioned.