Channel 4 have partnered with Sainsbury’s, NatWest and Nationwide, to give airtime to local enterprises that are making differences to the lives of disabled people….
Employment & Education
This week (18-22 November) is Learning Disability Work Week, celebrating what great employees people with a learning disability make.
Carers Rights Day is an annual event to make carers aware of their rights, where to get guidance, and to raise awareness of carers’ needs. We speak to one carer about finding support from other parents and this year’s focus: helping carers find their way in local communities.
A new study has revealed that adults can have a 50 per cent chance of becoming a carer, with half of women expected to be carers by the age of 46.
According to learning disability charity, Mencap, only six per cent of people with a learning disability are in paid employment. However, 60 per cent would like to be.
Disabled children are three times more likely to experience bullying compared with their non-disabled peers. Experts reveal exactly why, and what must be done to change attitudes towards disability, to prevent all forms of bullying.
Today (4 November), the average disabled worker stops getting paid, relative to their non-disabled co-workers. As a result, today is known as the Disability Pay Gap Day.
When you have to stop working after acquiring a disability or receiving a diagnosis, this can have a knock-on effect on your finances later in life. Perhaps not the first thing on your mind, but how will leaving work affect your pension?
Recent figures have highlighted that a record number of disabled people have been supported by the UK Government’s Access to Work scheme.
Distance learning gives disabled people the opportunity to study from home. We speak to a member of The Open University Disability Support Team to discover the benefits, challenges and support available.
Every day, companies are driving disabled employees to reach their full potential in the workplace. Transport for London (TfL) has been committed to supporting their disabled staff for years, and want to continue to develop opportunities.
From 13–19 May, Learning at Work Week will highlight the importance and benefits of learning and development in the workplace. The week is even more relevant for workers with a disability.
A project that aims to reintegrate and support children with additional needs back into school has been awarded a grant of over £500,000.
Leading software and digital companies Microsoft, Barclays, and Fujitsu are some of the first global employers to sign up to The Valuable 500, a new disability inclusion commitment.
Start your New Year right with a brand new career. Computer software giants Microsoft are here to help with their upcoming Disability Hiring Event to be held at the end of January 2019.