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They were promised extra support so they could find work alongside able bodied people.
But just one in 10 disabled workers have found new jobs after Remploy factories where they worked were shut down.
The sites were subsidised to provide work especially for people with disabilities.
But the government says they are unsustainable and represent outdated views on what disabled people can achieve.
Labour and the unions say their closure was a huge mistake.
A Remploy packaging factory in Sunderland is at risk of closure.
The government has announced 875 compulsory redundancies at Remploy factories across the country - including at the factory based in Sunderland.
Ministers announced earlier this year that a number of Remploy factories would close, arguing that the budget for disabled employment services could be spent more effectively.
Workers at risk of redundancy are in 15 Remploy factories in total.