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But the government says they are unsustainable and represent outdated views on what disabled people can achieve.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.
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