Half Of Disabled People In The West Midlands Out Of Work

Heart's been told employers in the West Midlands are still reluctant to hire disabled people.

New government statistics show almost 60% of people registered for disability benefit are currently unemployed.

Support workers and disabled people themselves have told us more job opportunities need to be made available.

John Langford, from Birmingham, has partial hearing and has been unemployed since suffering a heart attack eight years ago.

He's joined a support group which he says has helped a lot...

Cherry from Northfield in Birmingham has been telling Heart about her search for work...

Sherv Garcha's job is to try and help find people like John and Cherry work she explains more about exactly what disabled people have to offer employers....

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