Call for participants: focus groups for disabled women and women with a long-term health condition to share their experiences of employment in Scotland.

There is a significant lack of Scotland-specific data in relation to disabled women’s experiences of employment and engaging with the labour market. Particularly around their access to development, their workplace experiences and disabled women’s pay gaps. These data gaps contribute to policy developments and decisions around the labour market that do not consider the inequalities disabled women face.

Close the Gap is conducting research into disabled women’s experiences of employment in Scotland and is inviting disabled women and women with long-term health conditions to join our focus groups (one online, one in-person) to share their experiences.

The focus of the discussion will be on:

  • workplace cultures including areas like access to reasonable adjustments, and workplace discrimination;
  • skills including barriers to progression and access to training and development;
  • and other workplace priorities identified by participants priority issues around employment.

The findings from these focus groups will be used to inform the next stages of the research project.

The focus groups are for self-identifying women who are disabled or have a long-term health condition. Participants can attend either online or in person:

Register here for Thursday 21st September, between 18:30 and 20:00, online.

Register here for Saturday 23rd September, between 16:00 and 17:30, at the CitizenM Hotel, 60 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G2 3BW.

Participants will receive a £30 shopping voucher in return for their time. Childcare and travel costs will also be reimbursed, where applicable.

We endeavour to meet all access requirements for participants. Further information on this is available in the registration form.

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