“It would not be worth an employer’s time to employ you”
Geri is a writer and blogger at Spinal Cord Injury Blog, where she writes about living with her acquired disability. Today, she talks to us about her experiences of employment since becoming disabled, and how she thinks things could be improved.
Recently I’ve been thinking about my experience with employment since my injury and I’ve come to realise how much of a sense of fulfillment work gives me. It’s now recognised that working has health benefits adding to self-worth, self-esteem and a feeling of self-reliance.
I was one of the lucky ones: a significant employment gap between disabled and non-disabled people remains, along with the poverty that generally accompanies disability. A big player in independence is your ‘financial resources’ with poverty and independence being closely related. This is an invisible community, who for the most part are suffering in silence as they try to cope with the day-to-day struggles.
Read more at https://community.scope.org.uk/discussion/41250/it-would-not-be-worth-an-employer-s-time-to-employ-you#LVZ6SCRsVKIO6PVs.99