Work and employment
Unemployment rates for people with disabilities of 80% and higher are frequently found in developing countries.
We have supported over 26,000 people with disabilities into paid or self-employment in Africa and Asia, and provided skills training for over 67,000.
Our innovative ‘Livelihoods Resource Centres’ act as one-stop-shops for people with disabilities seeking employment, providing training, career guidance and links between employees and employers. They are unique in offering the full range of support that people with disabilities need when looking for jobs or becoming self-employed.
Our livelihoods projects are implemented with local partners, many of whom are part of the Leonard Cheshire Global Alliance.
- Access to Livelihoods in South and East Asia and South Africa
- Livelihoods promotion in Bangladesh
- Promoting economic inclusion of people with disabilities in rural China
- Access to livelihoods in the metropolitan region of Mumbai, India
- Understanding the political and institutional conditions for effective poverty reduction for persons with disabilities in Liberia
- Accessible and sustainable livelihoods for people with disabilities in Uganda
- Redefining ability: promoting the human rights of women with disabilities in Andhra Pradesh, India