Promoting Employment of Disabled People

Meeting: 
MQT on 2006-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2006
Reference: 
2006/2233
Question By: 
John Biggs
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Do you feel that within the GLA family we are doing enough to promote employment of disabled people, particularly those with more severe disabilities, conditions such as epilepsy, which many employers will not feel able to deal with in their workforce, and adults with a learning disability?

Answer

Answer for Promoting Employment of Disabled People

Answer for Promoting Employment of Disabled People

Answered By: 
The Mayor

A lot of very good work is happening to promote equality of employment opportunity for people with hidden impairments and people with learning difficulties across the GLA group, such as the training programme for those with learning difficulties on the underground. I recognise, however, that a lot still needs to be done. Opportunity for people with hidden impairment and learning difficulties is being identified through positive action in procurement and through the GLA disability equality scheme and action plan.