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About #WorkWithMe

#WorkWithMe overview

#WorkWithMe is a call to action for businesses to come together to create more inclusive workplaces for disabled people. There are 14 million disabled people in the UK today, that’s 1 in 5 of us, However, disabled people are being shut out of the workplace, facing countless barriers preventing them from entering, staying and progressing in work. We can’t meet this target alone, that’s why we’re asking businesses across the country to act – to come together to change workplaces for good.

Why is this important?

Disabled people are twice as likely to be unemployed compared to non-disabled people.

When applying for jobs only half of disabled people’s applications result in an interview, compared with 69 per cent for non-disabled applicants.

Disabled people apply for 60 per cent more jobs on average than non-disabled people in their job search.

More than a third (37 per cent) of disabled people who don’t feel confident about getting a job believe employers won’t hire them because of their impairment or condition.

More than half of disabled people have applied for jobs they know they are overqualified for.

This demonstrates the scale of the barriers disabled people currently face in the workplace. It’s every businesses responsibility to create an inclusive culture that embraces and celebrates difference. We need your help to change workplaces for good.

Disabled people are twice as likely to be unemployed compared to non-disabled people.

Disabled people apply for 60 per cent more jobs on average than non-disabled people in their job search.

More than half of disabled people have applied for jobs they know they are overqualified for.

What we  can achieve together

Our pledge is a call to action for businesses who are committed to creating more inclusive workplaces. This #WorkWithMe microsite is a place for businesses to share best practice and learn from each other so we can collectively address the barriers disabled people face.

By thinking differently about disability employment, businesses will be well-placed to establish a diverse and talented workforce.

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