Islington council to help disabled into work with new scheme

July 30, 2015 1:14 am Published by

Islington council to help disabled into work with new scheme – Education – Islington Gazette New measures to help the disabled and mentally ill into work are being considered by Islington council following a report into the barriers to employment those with long term health problems face. Recent figures showed unemployment rates in Islington drop back to pre-recession levels, with just 7.8 per cent of the working age population being without a job. But this fall is masking the “serious and entrenched problem” of worklessness among those with disabilities or mental health issues, a report by the council’s Assistant Chief Executive for Health and Wellbeing found. “This is the overwhelming reason that Islington’s employment rate (68.6 per cent of the... View Article