Disabled people are more likely to be unemployed and therefore struggle to lift themselves out of poverty.
Poverty & Disability
People with disabilities are disproportionately represented among the poorest members of society.
Exclusion means loss
The exclusion of disabled people from the labour market costs countries economically.
£3 per month to change a life
Just £3 a month could pay for a disabled person to start up their own business, and support their family.
Helping disabled people earn a living.
Disabled people need to overcome huge social and physical barriers which prevent them from earning a living.
Through local disabled people’s organisations, we provide people with disabilities with the tools and resources they need to earn a living, such as micro-loans, skills training and business start-up money.
Why it matters.
Providing skills training and job opportunities builds confidence and independence. As a result, disabled people earn respect as valued members of their family and community.