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Jobs for persons with physical disabilities
This month is our Physical Disabilities Month. It’s an opportunity to consider and reflect on the current situation for the 13.9 million disabled people in the UK. According to recent data that includes 19% of working age adults and 45% of pension age adults. That breaks down to more than 3.7 million disabled people in work.
And like any employee these staff members come with their own skills, qualities and expectations. But the playing field is far from level. Recent data suggests persons with disabilities are over twice as likely to be unemployed as non-disabled people. Income inequality is also an issue. Around 28% of working age disabled people live in poverty (28%), that’s higher than the same figure for working age non-disabled people (18%). We’re advocating for the right support for employees across the workplace spectrum, search our database for available jobs now.
Support for disabled persons in the workplace
This month we’re particularly considering steps employers can take to support staff with disabilities. And how to support the disability community to get what they need from potential employers. It’s about breaking stereotypes. Making positive change. Understanding our rights and responsibilities in a fair and just society.
There should be minimal limitations on the types of jobs persons with physical disabilities engage with. While some trades or professions may not seem traditional paths for persons with physical disabilities, the way we work is changing. Industries which have welcomed disabled staff include:
“VERCIDA is leading the way for other employers by offering opportunities for disabled people and creating a more inclusive workforce. I encourage other employers to follow VERCIDA’s example and sign up to the Disability Confident scheme, sending a powerful message to potential employees that they will get the support they need to thrive in the workplace.”