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Research into the Economic Participation and Inclusion of Disabled People in the North West of England

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10 March 2010
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Disabled, social inclusion, economic inclusion
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In 2009, Ekosgen in parternship with Breakthrough UK, was commissioned by NWDA to carry out research into the economic inclusion and participation of disabled people in the Northwest.  The research provides an evidence base about the profile of disabled people, their current participation and the barriers and challenges they face. The study comprised:

  • a review of literature and best practice;
  • a review of published data sources and subsequent data collection and analysis;
  • an online survey of 217 disable people;
  • four area based focus groups with disabled people;
  • stakeholder focus groups to explore barriers to economic inclusion, existing solutions and challenges;
  • an online survey of 45 employers in the Northwest

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