House of Commons
Deaf Works Everywhere
EDM #152
Tabled 10 February 2020
2019-21 Session
That this House notes that National Careers Week runs from 2-6 March; recognises the additional barriers experienced by deaf young people in securing employment and that with the right support deaf people can work everywhere; further notes that deaf people are twice as likely to be unemployed as their hearing peers; acknowledges that only 5 per cent of deaf young people get deaf-specific careers advice; agrees there is scope to strengthen the support they receive; notes that the Access to Work scheme is a valuable resource but that most deaf people are not aware of the benefits and are missing out on that vital support; further recognises the work of the National Deaf Children’s Society in fighting for better careers support, more work experience and volunteering opportunities, and challenging expectations of what deaf young people can achieve; and encourages hon. Members to support the National Deaf Children’s Society Deaf Works Everywhere campaign, which has just launched, to get more deaf young people into work and into jobs that inspire them.