Disability and Work

Disabled Workers Paid 12% Less, ‘Damning’ UK Official Figures Show


    By Patrick Butler in The Guardian.   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 […]

What To Consider When Employing People With Disabilities


  By Robert Stack Forbes Councils Member.   President Trump kicked off his re-election campaign last month with a list of accomplishments, from the market rebound to unemployment being “the lowest it has been in 51 years.” According to a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) article, “With unemployment at a low, fewer people are looking for jobs. Many employers […]

Nationwide Joins Purple Light Up Movement To Recognise Contribution Of Disabled Employees


  By Sid Hayns-Worthington in the Swindon Advertiser.   The society’s Employee Disability Network organised sessions at the HQ to have open conversations about obsessive compulsive disorder, dementia, understanding anxiety and stress, and also included a mental health resilience workshop. The company held around 35 events across the country, coinciding with International Day of Persons with Disabilities […]

BBC Announces A Major New Opportunity For Disabled Writers – The Writers Access Group

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From The BBC Media Centre.   BBC Writersroom has set up The Writers Access Group, a brand-new initiative to give talented disabled writers the chance to expand their writing skills and to be offered opportunities in TV and radio at the BBC. Working with a number of organisations and practitioners in the field, ten disabled […]

DWP Refuses To Pay £125 To Discover Number Of Disabled People In Full-Time Jobs


  By John Pring in Disability News Service.   Ministers are refusing to commission work that would cost just £125 and would show how many disabled people are in full-time paid employment, and how that number has changed under successive Tory-led governments. Ministers, including the current work and pensions secretary Esther McVey, have repeatedly boasted of […]

I’m Disabled And About To Start A Full-Time Job – This Is A Shockingly Rare Situation


  By Adil Ghani in HUFFPOST.   The harsh reality is that the majority of employers overlook the potential talent within the disabled community. I’m 23 years old and have limb girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD), a condition that gradually weakens my muscles over time. It means that, today, I have very little movement from the neck down. Throughout […]

Tips Suggested By Members Of Our Online Community About Work


  From Scope.   Negotiating the world of work can seem like a difficult challenge if you’re a disabled person. Fortunately there are many resources that you can draw on to make things a little easier, whether you’re currently experiencing difficulties at work or you’re looking for a job. Read on for our top tips […]

‘I Am A Hard Worker’


    By Terrence McCoy in The Washington Post.   Roanoke, Ala. — She wanted her clients to look to her for inspiration, so Teresa Boullemet stamped out her cigarette, popped a peppermint, sprayed herself with perfume and applied fresh lipstick. “Are you going to the farthest corners of the world today?” her assistant asked […]

Support To Work


  Online employment support for disabled jobseekers Support to Work offers advice to disabled people applying for jobs. This employment support can be online, by telephone, Skype or text. It’s open to disabled people who: are working age are looking for paid work have access to a telephone, email and the internet and live in […]

For Some Receiving Disability Benefits, The Desire To Work Will Never Cease


  By Tauhid Chappell, and Kayla Epstein  in The Washington Post.   Last year, The Washington Post explored how rural American communities have been reshaped by the significant growth in disability programs over the past two decades. As the series of articles progressed, we heard from readers nationwide about their experiences with disability benefits. A common theme […]

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