News and opinion on employment for people with disability.

Handbook to help Labour address widespread discrimination in party

Disabled party activists are hoping a new handbook will force Labour to confront its failure to comply with its legal duties to prevent disability discrimination.

DPOs ask May for meeting over lack of progress on UN...

Disabled people's organisations (DPOs) have accused the government of maintaining a "head-in-the-sand denial" of its failure to protect disabled people’s human rights.

Deaf chief executive wins right to challenge Access to Work cap...

A Deaf chief executive has won the right to question the government’s “discriminatory” cap on Access to Work (AtW) payments in the high court, in the latest legal challenge to the Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP) disability policy agenda.

DRILL funding paves the way for personal budget co-operatives

Five user-led organisations have secured £150,000 for a research project that will set up what it is believed will be the UK’s first cooperatives for disabled people who receive care funding through personal budgets.

UK Civil servant sparks fresh concerns over ideological basis of Disability...

The UK civil servant who leads the government’s work and health unit has sparked fresh concerns that the new disability employment strategy could be heavily influenced by the discredited “biopsychosocial” (BPS) model of disability.

Home Office IT failure stalls disabled civil servant’s career

A disabled civil servant has told MPs how her career has stalled because of the failure of the IT systems in the Home Office to cope with the assistive technology she needs to do her job.

Labour must act on ‘shameful’ lack of disabled people on NEC...

A leading Labour activist has called for action to address disability discrimination within the party and the “shameful” lack of disabled people on its ruling national body.

People With Disabilities Have A Lot To Offer Employers

Australia needs policies that capitalise on the strengths of people with disability. Disability employment is a huge problem even though disabled people have a lot to offer employers.

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Disability and employment: talking about your disability

Discussion on if, when and how much to divulge and discuss about your disability when seeking employment.