Mid-Scotland and Fife MSP, Murdo Fraser, is backing Disability Agenda Scotland’s call for action to initially reduce and ultimately end Scotland’s disability employment gap.
This week DAS published its End The Gap report which highlights that only 42 per cent of people with a disability are in employment, compared with 73 per cent for Scotland as a whole.
DAS – which comprises of leading charities Action on Hearing Loss Scotland, Capability Scotland, ENABLE Scotland, RNIB Scotland, SAMH and Sense Scotland – wants to see realistic but ambitious targets to close the disability employment gap; more personalised employability support; and the public sector to lead by example in recruiting more people who are disabled.
Murdo took time in the Scottish Parliament to speak with people from DAS.
Murdo Fraser MSP said:
“It was a pleasure to meet with DAS and chat to them about their work in the Scottish Parliament.
“Ensuring that more disabled people are able to benefit from productive employment is incredibly important.
“I’m pleased to support DAS’s call for greater personalised support as well as a push from government agencies, specialist employability services, the public sector and other employers to increase training and work opportunities allowing disabled people across the region to fulfil their potential.”