Employment and the disabled – Adapted Vehicle Hire here to help!
Poor Disabled Employment
It is no new thing to hear governments talk about creating more employment opportunities for the disabled to access. Yet despite each successive government talking about this ‘opportunity’ and devising policies and strategies, to date half of the UK’s disabled population is still without some form of paid employment.
Chief Executive of Disability Rights UK, Liz Sayce believes that disabled people are 23% less likely to be in employment when compared to non disabled people with the same qualifications. And of those disabled people who are in employment, the types of roles they undertake tend to be the ones which are being cut back or reduced in size. Liz Sayce believes that change is possible and that it could be achieved if employers simply extended the principle surrounding ’employer ownership skills’ and added a principle specific to the employment and development of disabled employees. If employers were to take ownership of the problem and create solutions then Liz Sayce believes we could see a change in the number of disabled people with access to employment.
In gaining employment it is also essential for many disabled people that they choose an employer who is recognised for their diversity and promotion of disability practises. When seeking employment, many disabled people want to know who the best employers are, who will make reasonable adjustments, who will recognise their talents and who will make reasonable adjustments and act with transparency whilst promoting their practises.
Adapted Vehicle Hire Can Help
If you are in employment or looking for employment then one of the main factors you will need to take into consideration is the commute to and from work and this is where AVH can assist you.
Our extensive range of adapted cars for hire can be fully modified in our own workshop by qualified engineers in order to allow you to enjoy a hassle free commute to work and ready to face the day ahead. No more waiting in queues for buses or trains that are then overcrowded, late or to find the wheelchair / disabled space already occupied. At Adapted Vehicle Hire we are able to supply adapted car hire for the disabled on a variety of terms; daily, short, medium and long term. All of our vehicles can be adapted to provide you with a bespoke car which suits your exact requirements. Ranging from small family cars through to WAV minibuses to fully automated vehicles which allow the user to transfer from wheelchair to driving position with ease.
Our adaptations include:
- Push Pull hand controls
- Left foot accelerator
- Steering wheel aid/ball
- Infra-red steering ball
- Indicator crossover bar
- Easy release handbrake
- Indicator toggle