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Welfare Reform on the Web (March 2000): Services for the Disabled - UK

LEFT OUT IN THE COLD

M. Priestley

Community Care, no. 1298, 1999, p. 29

Government reforms of the care system aimed at 16 and 17 year-old care leavers may not help young disabled people who are often in the care system for longer.

REMPLOY TO CLOSE SEVEN FACTORIES AND SHED 900

C. Buckley

Times, Nov. 15th 1999, p. 23

Remploy, the state-owned employer of disabled workers, has announced that it will go ahead with a rationalisation of its operations involving the closure of 7 factories and the loss of 900 jobs. In future it will place more emphasis on training disabled people to enable them to find work with mainstream employers.

(See also Daily Telegraph, Nov. 15th 1999, p. 27)

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