033 Disability Is Not Inability

Warning, this episode might make you angry!  The pandemic disproportionately affected disabled people – 60% of people who died of COVID were disabled in some way.  Whilst this statistic is outside our control, inclusion is within our control.  But disability is often at the bottom of the agenda when it comes to equality.  So today, […]

Disabled Mums THREE Times More Likely To Have Lost Work

No sooner do we click send on our latest newsletter focussing on inequalities (check it out here) than we hear of yet another inequality – disabled mums are three times more likely to have lost work during the pandemic compared to non-disabled parents.  This is a shocking statistic, and is just one of the conclusions […]

Disability Employment Gap MUST Be Fixed According to Lord Shinkwin

Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) Disability Commission Chair, Lord Shinkwin, appeared before the Commons Work & Pensions Select Committee and left them in no doubt about the importance of the Prime Minister’s upcoming National Strategy for Disabled People.  It follows the publication of “Now Is The Time”, the Commission’s report which includes recommendations on reducing […]

Disabled Workers Are 62% More Likely To Be Made Redundant

A truly shocking statistic was revealed at a TUC disabled workers conference: that redundancy rates have been almost two-thirds (62%) higher for disabled workers than their non-disabled colleagues.  The figure comes from TUC analysis of Office of National Statistics data collected during the pandemic. Quoting their own research, the TUC found that workers with disabilities […]