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Call for change as study finds just one-third of Scots with epilepsy are employed – The National

Wednesday, 16 February, 2022

Call for change as study finds just one-third of Scots with epilepsy are employed – The National

SNP MSP Alasdair Allan and Professor Patricia Findlay of the Scottish Centre for Employment Research

 
NEW research has prompted a campaign to help more people with epilepsy in Scotland find and retain secure work, after a survey found they face a significant employment gap.
Research commissioned by the charity Epilepsy Scotland found 81.3% of the non-disabled population in Scotland is in employment – but for people with the neurological condition, the figure is only 36.9%.
A further survey found 39% of respondents had faced discrimination because of their epilepsy.
Read more at: https://www.thenational.scot/news/19924085.study-finds-just-one-third-scots-epilepsy-employed/

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