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Leonard Cheshire Disability Survey: Employment Section

A survey of working age disabled adults in the UK, on behalf of Leonard Cheshire Disability, around employment

  • Almost three quarters of disabled adults report having stopped working due to their health condition or disability (73%) – of which a quarter (26%) say they only stayed in work for 6 months or less before developing this
  • The majority (69%) of disabled adults who are currently, or have previously, received Access to Work support say this took more than three months to be approved
  • A fifth (20%) of disabled adults who have requested flexible working hours from their employer say this adjustment was not made
  • Just under a fifth (17%) of disabled adults applying for jobs in the past five years say their employer withdrew their job offer as a result of their disability and 13% say their interview invitation was withdraw because of the same reason
  • Two fifths (39%) of disabled adults who have applied for jobs in the past five years say they have felt discriminated against because of their disability

Date Published: 21/02/2019

Categories: Economy | Health | Public and communities | Social | UK

Client: Leonard Cheshire Disability


ComRes interviewed 1,647 disabled adults in the UK aged between 18 and 65 years old between from June 29th to July 26th 2018.  Data were weighted to be nationally representative of this audience by age, gender and UK region. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.

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