Disabled jobseekers’ prospects tumble twice as fast as the able-bodied says damning report

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.”

read more: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/disabled-jobseekers-prospects-tumble-twice-8128606

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2 thoughts on “Disabled jobseekers’ prospects tumble twice as fast as the able-bodied says damning report

  1. It doesn’t matter what the disabled do, we will always be the least thought of, along with the jobless. What a society we live in now, where no-one cares enough to look after the vulnerable and the disabled.

  2. Pingback: Disabled jobseekers’ prospects tumble twice as fast as the able-bodied says damning report | Benefit tales | Jay's Journal

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