30 April 2018
The First Minister announced new funding of £1 million will help employers with support and advice to enable more disabled people to move into work.
Ms Sturgeon revealed the news as she addressed the Congress on Disability, Employability and the Workplace. Following her speech, the First Minister met young people to discuss their experiences of living with learning disabilities in Scotland. She pledged her support for Scotland’s Learning Disability Week by taking part in the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability’s ‘Show and Tell’ campaign.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said:
I am determined that we use all the levers we have across Scotland to address the inequality disabled people face in the workforce. Far too many who want to work are denied this opportunity.
This investment of £1 million will provide additional support and advice to help meet our ambitions of increasing the number of disabled people who are employed.
Disabled people have a right to work and our new devolved employment service, Fair Start Scotland will prioritise support for disabled people and treat them with the dignity and respect to which they are entitled”
— First Minister (@ScotGovFM) April 30, 2018
— Spinal Injuries Scot (@sisonlineorg) April 30, 2018
— EmployinScot (@EmployinScot) April 30, 2018
Read the First Minister’s speech here