The UK Government has set a target of 4.5m people in employment with disabilities by 2027.  The thinking behind this is that the unemployment rate for people with disability is 9.3% which compares with the unemployment rate of just 3.7% for people without a disability. When you consider that only c50% of those of the working age with disability are in work there is much to do.

Progress is being made, the estimate is that around 120,000 more people with a disability are employed this year versus last year but there is significant room for improvement.  The Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative ( is an organisation with a clear mission in this space.