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Small companies unaware of support for disabled

2 Oct 2000

The Guardian reported this week on a survey carried out by RADAR has shown that 95 per cent of small companies are unaware of the support they can get to meet the needs of people with disabilities.

Almost 80 per cent of companies do not know whom to contact for advice on this issue. 1,200 employers were questioned by RADAR, with support from the Disability Rights Commission and Federation of Small Businesses. The full report – Jobs Worth: Disability in Small Business, was launched by Margaret Hodge, minister for disabled people, at the Labour Party conference in Brighton last Wednesday.

Nick Goss of RADAR says:

“Many disabled people are being denied access to employment opportunities in small businesses because employers do not know where to get information and support on meeting disability-related needs of employees.”