With a disability employment gap of 38.5%, London is wasting huge opportunities to make the economy bigger and fairer.
This is according to the May 2018 publication by Trust for London and Social Market Foundation on disabled people and employment.
The research on disability and work in London finds that:
- Around 370,000 disabled Londoners are out of work.
- In some London boroughs one in four people with a disability are unemployed.
- People with mental health problems are most likely to be unemployed.
Out-of-work disabled Londoners are also likely to have a range of wider characteristics associated with labour market disadvantage and barriers to gaining employment.
To address these problems, the report recommends that the London Mayor creates a new Disability Employment Taskforce.