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Disabled people make great employees, particularly in disability support services (DSS). However disabled people are more likely to be unemployed or earn less than their able-bodied peers.
Increasing the number of disabled people employed in DSS is a priority in the Disability Workforce Action Plan.
Here are some simple ways you can increase the number of disabled people employed in your service.
Disabled people face a range of barriers to employment including stereotypes, negative attitudes of employers/co-workers and employment policies.
The report The employment of disabled people in disability support services provides more information, and includes case studies.