Impact of the pandemic on disabled people accessing good work
- 7 in 10 disabled people employed in March (71%) have been impacted by loss of income, furlough, unemployment or other damaging effects as a result of the pandemic.
- 42% of employers were discouraged from hiring disabled job applicants due to concerns around supporting them properly during the pandemic.
- 1 in 5 employers (20%) say they would be less likely to hire someone if they were disabled.
Leonard Cheshire’s study surveyed 1171 working age disabled people and 502 employers, revealing the scale of the impact on jobs from COVID-19. It uncovered a ‘crisis of confidence’, among young disabled people who are pessimistic about their futures.
Access the report here.
Published October 2020