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Deaf Works Everywhere

EDM (Early Day Motion) 152: tabled on 10 February 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 26 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

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.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.