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Posted by K wright (U14815608) on Wednesday, 16th March 2011
I saw the see hear prog last night (Wed 00.30am) about deaf people working, I have had a business idea for several years, maybe you could contact me. [Personal details removed by Moderator]
Posted by AndyfromCornwall (U14342750) on Wednesday, 16th March 2011
Their address is see.hear "at"bbc.co.uk
Posted by M M (U14200747) on Friday, 18th March 2011
I thought it was about deaf people NOT working ? Clive was the only one with a full time job wasn't he ? The barriers seem just as high as when I was unemployed, except you didn't sign on, they had you work for it somehow, there were training schemes for trades that no longer existed ! local authority work, I did stuff young offenders do these days lol.... and you had to report TWICE a week to the employment centre or lose allowances, regardless if disabled or not.
I Had to care for two elderly parents with terminal illness, again that was not acceptable to the DSS for not being able to seek full time employment, despite no-one else caring for them, and I had gone deaf, I was refused care allowance as well. They said put them in a home, and get a job, then the DEA said there weren't any, and would I like to register unemployable ! I said no. DRO's and DEA's were primarily responsible for dumping many deaf out of the labour market and on to benefits. Mostly to make their job easier, they knew no employer was going to take deaf people on.
These days most deaf are still unemployable by virtue of intransigent and poor employers,and it makes no difference if you are as good as or better than AB's or the laws that have been created, nothing works against ignorance...
Not enough pressure is put on employers who discriminate, we should revert to 20% of the workplace has to employ disabled or deaf people. And/or put a levy on business to fund work for us in acceptance of their own legal and officially accepted discrimination policy. The state won't tackle them.
When WW2 was on, they were glad enough of disabled work force, come peacetime they sacked them all... Sheltered workshops for those employees employers wouldn't touch with a 20ft bargepole, were sold off by the tories to able-bodied contractors, who promptly dumped the disabled workforce on benefits for life. The way I see it we can demand plenty of dosh every week, what is the acceptable allowance for a lifetime of discriminations and loss of earnings ? £500 a week ? more ?
Create work ONLY disabled and deaf can apply for ? Discriminate against able-bodied ? you bet ! Time the worm turned. So stuff the equality law for able-bodied too.... it wasn't created for them.
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