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Disabled people face a range of barriers to accessing and retaining work and volunteering opportunities, including inaccessible recruitment processes, lack of practical support, lack of understanding, prejudice and discrimination.

In Glasgow, only 45% of disabled people aged 16-65 are in work, compared to 67% of our non-disabled peers. Alongside our 1-to-1 and group Employability supports, GDA members also come together with employability planners and policy makers, to ensure their voices and lived experiences are heard in building solutions to these barriers and driving change: