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Charity receives major funding to help people into work

£156,000 awarded by the Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund The statistics speak for themselves – around 6 per cent of people with a learning disability are in paid employment, despite more than 60 per cent wanting and being able to be in work. Those figures come from Mencap, looking at the picture across the UK. Across Warwickshire and ... Read More »

Essex champions job opportunities for disabled people

Essex is championing employment opportunities for people who have a disability and aiming to find jobs for hundreds of residents. Essex County Council has pledged to become one of Britain’s first accredited employers under the Department for Work and Pensions’ nationwide Disability Confident campaign, and is now challenging other Essex businesses to close the disability employment gap. The local authority ... Read More »