How one million disabled people are shut out of employment in the UK

Earning a living is a right most of us take for granted. But one million disabled people are currently being denied the opportunity to work, say campaigners. Those who could make an important contribution to the economy have been shut out by outdated attitudes, employers’ unwillingness to invest and outdated transport infrastructure. Today three bright young people reveal their workplace … Read More

Disabled workers paid 12% less, ‘damning’ UK official figures show

Charities say negative attitudes and lack of understanding of disability hold people back.  Disabled people continue to face prejudice in the workplace campaigners have said, after latest government figures showed they were paid on average 12.2% less than those without impairments, equivalent to £1.48 an hour. According to Office for National Statistics (ONS) data, the median pay for disabled employees in 2018 … Read More

People with disabilities ‘left behind’ in workforce

Two out of three people with a disability are unemployed. People with disabilities are being left behind with two out of three unemployed, a disability conference has heard.   The Irish Wheelchair Association’s WorkAbility 2019 Summit heard that over 63% of people with disabilities are “caught in a permanent recession”. The conference, which took place in Croke Park, highlighted the … Read More