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A Recruitment Evening for Technically Talented Disabled People

BBC People with Disabilities in Tech Event  Thursday 17 December 2015 | 15:00-19:00 Quay House, MediaCityUK, Salford     This free event – which offers a great opportunity to take a behind the scenes look at the various applications of technology at the BBC – is aimed particularly at those who have tech skills, qualifications or experience and whom also ... Read More »

New professional development network hub for disabled employees

PurpleSpace was launched yesterday – an innovative online platform that brings together disability network leaders in the workplace to share best practice advice that will drive cultural change on disability in business. The new platform offers a unique one-stop shared space for disabled employee network leaders to find contacts, links, help, support, and information to aid in the recruitment and ... Read More »

Employment partnership provides vital jobs in Liverpool

 An employment partnership between Sanctuary Group and Shaw Trust has helped provide jobs for disabled and disadvantaged people in Liverpool. The leading housing and care provider teamed up with national employment charity Shaw Trust to support members of the local community facing disadvantage into paid employment with Sanctuary and help them build long-term careers. The employment initiative has seen four ... Read More »

Nearly a quarter of all PIP claimants approaching Citizens Advice for help

As Personal Independence Payments (PIP) overtake Employment Support Allowance (ESA) as the most common problem people come to Citizens Advice for help with, the charity urges the government to learn from past mistakes. Analysis shows the issues people are experiencing with PIP mirror the challenges claimants faced with ESA after it was introduced as a replacement for Incapacity Benefit. The ... Read More »

Papworth Trust wins national Disability Employment Award

Papworth Trust has received a prestigious national award for being so successful in getting disabled people into work. The charity has received national recognition at the ERSA Employability Awards 2015, sponsored by Seetec. The Trust was awarded the Disability Employment Award sponsored by Shaw Trust. ERSA says that this award ‘Recognises an employment services provider who has demonstrated exceptional commitment ... Read More »

10,000 workers with disabilities paid below minimum wage: when will they get justice?-Josh Bornstein

In October 2014, David Freud, the British welfare minister, gave a speech in which he argued that some workers with intellectual disabilities should not be paid the UK minimum wage. In the furore that followed, disability groups and the Labor opposition called for Freud to be sacked. David Cameron ordered him to apologise and within 90 minutes of the order ... Read More »

Job service for people with disabilities to open in Reading

A new employment service for people with learning and physical disabilities is to open in Reading. The service, run by learning disability charity Mencap and young job seekers’ support agency Elevate Reading, will start in March. Mencap said less than 10% of people with a learning disability were in paid work and the new service was a “positive step”. The ... Read More »

Disability is Our Ability: ‘I used to think the only person who’d hire me was me’

The launch of a new social enterprise project – run by people with disabilities, has made a big impact in its first year. With backing from Radian, one of the south’s leading housing, care and support providers, Disability is Our Ability (DIOA) has provided jobs, raised awareness of disability and been showcased to a UK-wide audience at the National Housing ... Read More »

Harrow MP backs gardening service supporting disabled people into work

Bob Blackman, MP for Harrow East, attended an awards ceremony hosted by Shaw Trust at the charity’s horticultural social enterprise project in Clamp Hill, Stanmore. During the visit, Mr Blackman presented the project’s service users with certificates recognising their achievements and the progress they have made to gain key skills for the job market. 40 year-old Lee Emery from Willesden ... Read More »

Finding a job when you’re disabled is a postcode lottery

Disabled people in Hertfordshire are twice as likely to be employed as disabled people in Liverpool. The benefits of renewed growth and rising employment are not being felt by everyone. Despite almost a million extra people being in work over the past year, the number of disabled people in employment has fallen by nearly 30,000. A significant proportion of the ... Read More »

Disabled People Are One of the World’s Biggest ‘Untapped Resources’

Disabled people are one of the world’s biggest untapped resources, claims a new report by experts in Cambridge. If more were given access to education, it would bring many countries a huge economic boost, the study says. The report, co-funded by Cambridge-based international disability charity CBM UK, is based on detailed research into how important education for disabled people is. It says ... Read More »

BBC launches ‘radical’ package of measures for disabled people

The BBC has pledged to quadruple the number of disabled people it puts on TV by 2017 as part of a “radical” package of measures across the corporation including a new disability champion. BBC director general Tony Hall said the corporation would “work tirelessly [to] open up many more opportunities for disabled people at the BBC”, less than a month ... Read More »