Job boost for young disabled

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YOUNG disabled Wearsiders are set to benefit from a new wage incentive.

Under the Government scheme, employers can claim a payment of up to £2,275 when they recruit a young disabled person through Work Choice, a specialist programme that gives severely disabled people tailored employment support.

Minister for Disabled People Maria Miller said: “This will not only help young disabled people gain practical experience in the workplace, but also showcase their talents and give them the edge in a tough jobs market.”

The Government has also announced that young disabled job seekers on work experience will be able to access extra support to help them into mainstream placements through Access to Work.

It will provides more than £100million to help disabled people into mainstream work.