The first was commissioned by Leonard Cheshire Disability for its Untapped Talent campaign aimed at addressing that gap, which compares rates of employment among people with disabilities and the wider population. It found that nearly half (47 per cent) of the disabled people aged 18 to 30 who responded to its poll said they were not encouraged to apply for courses relevant to careers they were interested in while at school.Some 51 per cent felt their teachers may have had lower expectations of them because of their conditions.Please add a one-time donation to help fund our most urgent campaigns to fight discrimination and expand LGBTQ rights.Remember, 100% of your purchase fuels the fight for LGBTQ equality and makes you an active member of the Human Rights Campaign.
Disabled people in the UK face being “interned” in care homes due to NHS cost-cutting measures, in what amounts to a potential breach of their human rights, it has emerged.
Small wonder that by the age of 26 disabled people are nearly four times more likely to be unemployed than their able-bodied peers.
The second set of data came from Scope, which looked at the responses of 2,000 people with disabilities, finding that they typically apply for 60 per cent more jobs than do their able-bodied peers.
However, they have committed to publishing their progress towards their aim, with details of how it will work to be thrashed out next week.
So they are at least moving in the right direction.