Survey Finds Scottish Disability Charities Fail To Hire People With
By Dave Reynolds, Inclusion Daily Express
July 16, 2004
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND--Some charities that claim to advocate for the rights of people with disabilities may have a credibility problem.
BBC Scotland found that the organizations have not worked hard enough to hire workers with disabilities.
One is the Royal National Institute of the Blind, which recently reported that three-quarters of visually-disabled people of working age are not employed.
Less than eight percent of RNIB's own staff have disabilities, however.
The charities Capability Scotland and Sense Scotland employ between five and six percent of workers with disabilities.
"The disabled need role models of other disabled people who are in important jobs and so the charities who are representing us are the key people who could create these role models," said Nick Lewis, editor of Ready Willing Able, a recruitment journal.
"Charities 'fail' disabled workers" (BBC News)