Supported Employment: A Case Study to Highlight Experiences and to Inform Support Practices

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Regardless of the route to enter employment disabled employees are likely to experience ableism, where they are discriminated because of their difference in abilities compared with abled-bodied individuals. By drawing on the data from ethnographic field notes and semi-structured interviews this chapter analyses the daily workings of, and the experiences of individuals who work in a manufacturing sheltered employment workshop that accommodates disabled employees in the UK. Four themes are discussed: capability and possibility; disability as an asset; support: assistance or hindrance; and transition: moving on from sheltered employment. Finally based on the data analysed recommendations are made for organizations and employers that promote inclusive employment practices to support disabled employees.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Palgrave Handbook of Disability at Work
EditorsSandra L. Fielden, Mark E. Moore, Gemma L. Bend
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9783030429669
ISBN (Print)9783030429652, 9783030429683
Publication statusPublished - 18 Nov 2020
Externally publishedYes


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