A study by the Resolution Foundation shows the odds of finding a job plummet after people have been unemployed for a year
Disabled peoples’ prospects of getting back to work tumble twice as fast as for the able-bodied, a damning report reveals today.
A study by the Resolution Foundation shows the odds of finding a job plummet after people have been unemployed for a year.
For able-bodied workers the odds grow three times worse – from 27% finding work every three months to just 9% in the same period after the one-year mark.
But for disabled workers the odds grow six times worse – from 15% finding work quarterly in the first year to just 2.4% after that.
The think tank will submit the report with a string of recommendations to Tory Work and Pensions Secretary Stephen Crabb, who is drawing up a government ‘green paper’ on getting the disabled back into work.
Senior analyst Laura Gardiner said: “The current focus on supporting people after they have been assessed for benefits is misguided, with help arriving too late and on too small a scale for the millions of people who need it.”