Changing the workplace for good
There are 13 million disabled people in Britain. That’s 1 in 5 of us. More than seven million disabled people are of working age, yet just over half of those are in employment.
Our research shows that disabled people on average have to apply for 60% more jobs than non-disabled people.
This needs to change.
That’s why Scope and Virgin Media have launched Work With Me: a three-year campaign to highlight and tackle the barriers disabled people face getting into and staying in work.
Our goal is to shift employer attitudes, inspire policy change from businesses and Government, and give one million disabled people advice, skills and confidence to get a job or stay in work.
But we can’t do this alone, we need your support. Find out how you can get involved.
Whether you’re an employer or an employee you can do your bit to break down the barriers put in the way of disabled people.
58% of disabled people have felt at risk of losing their job because of their impairment. *
Disabled people are more than twice as likely to be unemployed as non-disabled people. **
Two in five disabled people don’t feel confident they will get a job in the next six months. ***
Read the latest campaign news, experiences of disabled people who’ve faced challenges getting into work, and hear from those who have overcome the barriers to achieve their career ambitions.