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.

 

An illustration of 10 disabled people lining to a closed door with a sign indicating 58% will enter and 42% will not

58% of disabled people have felt at risk of losing their job because of their impairment. *

Three qualification certificates - one with a cross against it

Disabled people are more than twice as likely to be unemployed as non-disabled people. **

A disabled man standing outside a closed door

Two in five disabled people don’t feel confident they will get a job in the next six months. ***

Campaign stories

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.

Sources

*Scope polling of 216 working disabled adults, 2016
**Scope analysis of ONS Labour Force Survey, January – March 2017
***Scope polling of 2,000 disabled adults, 2017