Firstly, we all want to say a big thank you from everyone here. We are massively excited to be chosen as the Trinnovo Group Accessibility charity partner for 2022. We are all looking forward to working with you to remove some of the barriers young people with physical and learning disabilities and autism face in society and the workplace.
There are 1.5 million people in the UK who have a learning disability, yet only 5.1% are in paid employment. Ofsted’s special educational needs and disability (SEND) 2018 review states that disabled young people leave school with no employment aspirations and no plan to support them into employment.
There are approximately 360,000 children and young people in the UK aged 0-24 who have a disability that affects their mobility. These individuals are affected by difficulties accessing appropriate healthcare and mobility equipment, as well as everyday struggles trying to access a world that is not disability friendly
We’ll close with another massive thank you. Let’s celebrate 30 years of working with disabled children, young people, and those around them and look forward to the next 30!