Disability Transitions

Combatting Young Disabled People’s Worklessness

Leverhulme International Network Final Symposium, Edinburgh
Leverhulme International Network Final Symposium, Edinburgh, 19 January 2015

This 18 month research project has been funded by the Leverhulme Trust to develop an international academic network addressing the urgent problem of young disabled people’s worklessness.   Problems include the barriers to and often fractured pathways of disabled young people’s access to paid employment.

Academics from social policy, economics, labour market studies, psychology, rehabilitation, public health and health geographies are working together to address this issue in a way that emphasises knowledge exchange between academia, government and disabled people’s organisations.  The first successful symposium was held in Durham in September 2013 with further events scheduled. Presentation materials and further resources are published on this website as they become available.

Alan Roulstone, Jon Warren and Sarah Woodin

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