Employment

News and opinion on employment for people with disability.

Report: Boards of biggest companies should appoint disability champions

Becoming “disability inclusive” as an employer opens up organisations to “a wider talent pool, different ways of doing things and a far broader customer base”. Employers should also promote disability issues to their suppliers, networks and audiences

DWP figures on ‘unacceptable’ WCA reports cast doubt on decisions made...

DWP decision-makers are frequently deciding ESA claims based on “unacceptable” reports instead of sending them back to Maximus assessors to “rework”.

An interest rate rise may put thousands at risk of mental...

Not only do we need comprehensive strategies for helping people cope with psychological difficulties directly, but it is important to recognise that mental health links to the economy.

Work early, work often: Importance of work and work-based experiences for...

The three-part campaign highlights the importance of work and work-based experiences in an individual’s transition to adulthood, particularly for young adults with disabilities.

How businesses are measuring and improving access for disabled people in...

The government has launched the Dubai Disability Strategy 2020, which aims to improve the experiences of people with disabilities in relation to a number of key areas including health, education and employment.

East and West – Disability across the globe at the beginning...

Disability does not exist in isolation of its surrounding social context. Race, culture, religion and belief are all social conditions upon which ‘disability’ is culturally perceived, interpreted, and ‘practiced’.

Letter calls on GP body to denounce DWP’s ‘fit for work...

More than 90 campaigners and concerned health professionals have sent a joint letter to the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), asking the organisation to distance itself from the latest move by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

Capes, apps and AI – what future tech holds for disabled...

Focusing on the future of technology and disability, attendees were given the chance to see and hear about some of the latest advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and smart technologies

From hollywood to the boardroom: Actress with disability advocates for inclusion

Hollywood actress partners with Disability Solutions to improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

Creating a culture of inclusion at Barclays – inspiring hearts, educating...

By focusing on guidelines, standards and processes you build compliant products, but if you focus on people and fostering a culture of inclusion, you recognise that standards and guidelines are merely the start line and not the finish line.