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To: Bernadette Kelly - Chair of ESI Fund Growth Board

Making The Case For Equal Access To Work

We want ESF funding to be earmarked in all participating countries to ENSURE that families with disabled children are NOT deprived of their right to work, train and study.

We are asking for the creation of a Europe wide charter to support equal access to employment.

We are asking for European Social Funds to support employment and inclusion.

To view the Making The Case For Equal Access To Work film visit

Why is this important?

Denying families’ access to economic participation creates poverty traps, social isolation, associated problems and potential expenditure. The business case for providing specialist childcare provision is incontestable. Local governments in the UK stand to save up to ten times their investment. Europe is also failing to exploit the potential of numerous skilled professionals. Childcare provision has proliferated over the last twenty years and the offer of wrap around provision at schools is being celebrated. Families with disabled children would like to participate but sourcing provision is impossible because specialist childcare requires subsidy.

Evidence is the gap




2015-03-22 23:19:00 +0000

100 signatures reached

2015-01-31 12:31:33 +0000

50 signatures reached

2015-01-19 22:16:41 +0000

25 signatures reached

2015-01-18 17:00:42 +0000

10 signatures reached