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This is the result of the Conservative dismantling of Remploy – the organisation that provided jobs for workers with disabilities.

The Tories sold off those parts of the business that were profitable and closed most of the rest. They said there were more cost-effective ways of keeping people with disabilities in employment.

They lied.

The dismantling of Remploy has put disabled people back on the unemployment registers – those who aren’t too badly affected by their physical condition.

We’re told this won’t happen to Interwork scheme members – but how can we believe the Tories?

They lie.

 

Disabled Remploy workers who are part of a supported employment programme could be at risk of losing their jobs because the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is set to refuse to renew a three-year funding agreement.

The funding was awarded to Remploy in 2015 for its Interwork scheme, which was set up in 1998 and currently supports about 100 disabled people in mainstream employment.

Without that funding, many of those jobs could be at risk.

It comes only four years after the hugely controversial closure of the remaining Remploy sheltered factories by the coalition, after it stopped subsidising what was then a government-owned business.

Source: Redundancy threat hangs over Remploy workers as DWP funding ends


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