- Tyne Tees
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But the government says they are unsustainable and represent outdated views on what disabled people can achieve.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.
More top news
A look at the forecast for the Tyne Tees region.
Today marks the start of autumn for many - here are some of your photos to mark the occasion.
Newcastle city councillor Dipu Ahad has returned home after being arrested by Israeli forces