We still have a way to go

It was great to see the recent articles in the Star about the help offered to disabled people into work but I read it with a tinge of sadness as I used to train and help disabled people into employment some 35 years ago, and though attitudes are improving we still have some way to go.

Wednesday, 7th December 2016, 5:12 am
Updated Wednesday, 14th December 2016, 12:36 pm

The present Government says the best way out of poverty is work but until all employers become convinced of the ability of disabled people this isn’t a reality for many. Before retirement in 2015 I worked for a government department and six years ago, I was able through my trade union and hospital specialist to obtain a reasonable adjustment for a disability.

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My hope is not that disabled people would be given a chance to work that is demeaning but that employers give disabled people an opportunity to work.

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