Liz Johnson, ex-Paralympian, on starting the UK's first disability-led employment agency

Liz Johnson, ex-Paralympian, on starting the UK's first disability-led employment agency

People with disabilities have an unemployment rate of 9.1 per cent, compared to people without disabilities, where the unemployment rate is 3.6 per cent. The UK government has set out to halve the disability gap – or the difference between the employment rates for people with disabilities and able-bodied people – which would put one million more people into work. Yet, it is limited to benefits and incentives. 

Changing attitudes among employers is the real task. That’s why Liz Johnson decided to set up The Ability People, an employment agency staffed by people with disabilities.

 

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