This update is from Eivind Hoff in Brussels who is hosting Common Cause conversations with policy experts, campaigners and social change-makers.
How could Common Cause be used to influence politicians and the public on the need for supported employment for disabled people? This was the topic discussed at the Common Cause meeting in Brussels on 22 May, hosted by Workability Europe.
With 80 million Europeans having a disability of some sort, ensuring a decent life for disabled people should be in everyone’s interest. Despite this, it is a topic that is often forgotten. One element of a decent life is having the possibility of using your capacities to work. Many disabled people are however excluded from the open labour market. There are various forms of supported employment for disabled people, yet little is known about their role in supporting people with a disability to transition to the mainstream labour market. Read more