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Hi, Why do employers try to skip away from employing the disabled?

24Superman
24Superman Member Posts: 5 Listener
edited April 21 in Work and employment
Why do employers try to skip away from employing the disabled. Do we have two heads.
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  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 5,377

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    Hello @24Superman

    Welcome to the community, I'm sorry to read that you clearly haven't had a great experience with whatever employer it was. How long have you been looking for work? 

    I think many employers don't avoid employing disabled people, I just think there can often be a lack of awareness of how they can support disabled people. 

    Have you considered seeking support to find work? Scope have a scheme called Support to Work which might be something you'd be interested in.

    I removed part of your discussion title as I wasn't sure if it was a full name or not, or the name of an employer.
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  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 6,575

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    Welcome to the community @24Superman :) How are you doing?

    Have you had a chance to take a look at Ross' comment? It's fine if you just need a bit of a vent, but please do let us know if you have any specific questions or need support seeking employment.
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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,596 Disability Gamechanger
    I think many employers especially larger ones have a fairly positive attitude to employing disabled people
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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,737 Disability Gamechanger
    Larger organisations tend to be more aware and employ many disabled people.  Some of it to raise their public image bit from experience they offer good support and opportunities 

    Smaller single trading companies also work closely in the community and can also offer some more one on one 

    The job centre have disability work coaches to assist in finding work.
    I have professional experience in HR within public,  private, and charity sectors.  If I can help I will 
  • 24Superman
    24Superman Member Posts: 5 Listener
    What if you are disabled and on a pension but feel you can take on a part-time role back in the workplace. I am thinking of working for myself  if I cannot move on elsewhere. 
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,737 Disability Gamechanger
    Either are a possibility 

    What tryp of work are you looking for and what would you do if you worked for yourself 
    I have professional experience in HR within public,  private, and charity sectors.  If I can help I will 
  • 24Superman
    24Superman Member Posts: 5 Listener
    I would be finding work for others. Like gardening, p&d and more, by using local talent. For a charity I would like to be a motivated, look after those with mental health issues and those with limb loss. I have 2 prosthetics legs amputated below the knee, but this does not stop me.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,737 Disability Gamechanger
    I am a amputee also 
    I have professional experience in HR within public,  private, and charity sectors.  If I can help I will 
  • cupcake88
    cupcake88 Member Posts: 1,009 Pioneering
    hi there like the others said some are really nice and understanding and some do judge I have had bad experience with employers and being disabled but there are nice employers out there it really depends I can’t work currently , 
  • 24Superman
    24Superman Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Hello there. I used to work within the probation service for over 16 years and now i have left and because of my disability having amputated legs but i do have prosthetic limbs , it is very difficult finding work. I was supposed to be working for United Response but they are slow at getting me started. I would love to do something for myself.

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