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In 2019, 51.7% of people with disabilities in the UK were in employment. That’s up from 50.7% a year previously. The Government’s target is to have 4.5 million people with disabilities in employment by 2027.
We’re working hard to help hit that target.
It's important to be aware that people with hidden disabilities will not all have the same areas of strength and weakness. Adjustments are often about evolving the way we collaborate together. A disability is in no way a barrier to work and persons with disabilities work across a range of industries including:
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One of the key ways that persons with disabilities need support in the workplace is through reasonable adjustments. These are legal rights to changes or adaptations in working processes that people with different skills and challenges require to be able to work.
Adjustments in the workplace are often small and cost-effective and there is Government funding available. The Access to Work fund can help people pay for support they need because of a disability or long term health condition. This could be equipment in the workplace or support such as a job coach, note taker or lip speaker.
Other examples of support could include:
Help with getting a job
We know that applying for jobs can be a stressful process. And when you know you may need to declare, or disclose, medical conditions to your employer then that’s not any easier. Here’s our top advice for finding the right vacancy:
Talking to employers
It’s not only jobseekers that may be concerned about disclosing a disability. Changes to your ability to work can happen at any time, and may increase as you get older or when your life changes. We’re proud to work with top firms committed to being supportive and promoting inclusion and diversity at work. Search here for jobs we can be proud of.
If you do need to talk to your boss about a developing health problem:
We’re proud to be raising the case of persons with disabilities throughout August. And supporting fair and equitable access to work all year round. We are forward-thinking. We are proud. We are VERCIDA.