There is much talk about the disability employment gap and its causes. At Evenbreak, we wanted to find out from the real experts (disabled job seekers themselves) what barriers prevent disabled people from gaining work. People on the Enactus programme at UCL conducted research on our behalf. They received an overwhelming response from more than 700 … Continue reading The real barriers to employment faced by disabled people
Traditionally there were two ways of looking at disability - the "charity" model and the "medical" model. The charity model tended to look at disabled people as those in need of help. Unable to do things for ourselves, others would need to look after us, protect us and make decisions on our behalf. As much of this … Continue reading The “Models” of Disability
The barriers faced by disabled job seekers will vary from individual to individual, of course, depending on a whole range of factors. The disability itself may prevent some people from doing certain jobs, and in some cases, from any job. But assuming that disabled job seekers, like most other job seekers, only apply for jobs they … Continue reading What barriers do disabled job seekers face?