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Step and Stone: a Bristol-based bakery training people with learning disabilities

Disabled people are twice as likely to be unemployed as non-disabled people, and only one in every 16 people with a learning disability is in paid employment in the UK.

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Making changes toward inclusive employment for disabled people

We all know that finding work if you have a disability can be tricky. But some businesses are starting to see the value in being inclusive employers. Find out how industries

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Why councils need to introduce disability officers

Working out what support is available to you if you’re disabled can be difficult. Where should you turn and what are you entitled to? Simon Sansome, who became disabled in

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Celebrate and encourage inclusivity by making your voice heard

It’s estimated that the ‘Purple Pound’ – the spending power of disabled people and their families – equates to about £249 billion a year. Some businesses deliver great service for

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Oi’ disabled! No Job? That’s your own fault

According to the Papworth Trust, by the age of 26, disabled people are four times more likely to be out of work or not in education than non-disabled people. At the

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Clarity: employing visually impaired and disabled people

We all know that finding a job when you’re disabled can be a hard slog, made harder by unaccepting attitudes and accessibility issues. But not every company is close-minded, and

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The Four Biscuits: a bakery run by women with Down’s syndrome

At the start of Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week and ahead of Worlds Down’s Syndrome Day on 21st March, we hear about a group of entrepreneurial women with Down’s syndrome who

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VIDEO interview: how to find a job if you’re disabled

In our latest video interview, Disability Horizons Co-founder Martyn Sibley talks to Jane Hatton, who runs Evenbreak, a job site dedicated to disabled people. Watch our video to find out about Jane’s

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Making a difference for disabled people with my own business

Daniel Williams, an entrepreneur with a visual impairment, started his own company, Visualise Training and Consultancy, to increase awareness of the accessibility challenges faced by employees and customers with disabilities. Here,

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Learning disabilities represented on New Year’s Honours List

36-year-old Scott Watkin, an eye care and vision development officer for the charity SeeAbility, is one of this year’s deserving recipients of the British Empire Medal. Scott, who has a learning