Tackling Scotland’s Disability Employment Gap
Disabled people make up 20% of Scotland’s population, but only 11% of the workforce. Moreover, the disability employment rate is just 43%, compared to 80% for non-disabled people.
The benefits of a diverse workforce are huge, so how do we redress this imbalance, encourage employers to support disabled people in the workplace and ensure they have access to accurate advice and support in the recruitment process?
Join us on 20 September as we consider the priorities and ambitions for closing the disability employment gap.
- Bridget Sly, Head of Disability Employment Team, The Scottish Government
- Senga Cree, National Lead, Health & Work Support Pilot, The Scottish Government
- Heather Fisken, Manager, Independent Living in Scotland (part of Inclusion Scotland)
- Lillian Boyd, Head of Employer Services, Remploy
- Elaine Urquhart, Chief Operating Officer, Microlink
- Joan Cairney, Programme Manager, Borders College