Employers should be giving more support to disabled employees,
department for work and pensions minister Lord McKenzie has
Speaking at last week's Royal National Institute of the Blind
conference in London, he called for "supportive cultures" in UK
workplaces, which would help disabled graduates adapt more easily and would also look after
Lord McKenzie said: "Increasing the number of disabled people in
mainstream employment has the potential to tear down the last
barriers to social inclusion for diabled people."
He added that the "necessary adjustments" which would help people
with health impairments work successfully "will be neither as
difficult nor as expensive as people think".
Such an atmosphere of support could also benefit the working
experience of all employees, he added.
In related news, the Chard and Ilminster News recently reported
that Somerset County Council would begin a new scheme to help
disabled people gain work and training opportunities.
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