One of the consequences of the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic has been the difficulty for young people with disabilities to find jobs or for the few, already in employment, to keep their jobs. There are a number of reasons given by employers not to give young people with learning difficulties the chance to work.
Many young people in the learning disability community in our local area have lost their jobs, and are having difficulties with finding new jobs. During a meeting I had with a local shop manager they said: “people with disabilities find it hard to stay focused… and I am a businessman…. I need to make a profit’… I am sorry but I don’t have the time to keep repeating myself all the time.”