Employment and inequality
The UK’s disability employment gap is around 32% with less than half of disabled people in work – 48% – compared to 80% of their non-disabled peers .
The gap between the employment rate for people with disabilities and those without has changed little over recent years, highlighting the lack of progress by governments of different political hues. This means that of the 5.7m disabled people of working age, 4 million are working but a further.
The aim of this report
Through describing the work of voluntary sector organisations that support disabled people into employment, this report seeks to address some of the issues related to the green paper. For example, how can employment be a positive and practical choice for disabled people, with lasting and sustainable opportunities?