RNIB: 'Remploy closures are the wrong plan at the wrong time'

RNIB policy manager Andy Kaye is opposed to the Remploy closures.

"We contest this idea that people working in Remploy factories are somehow holding back other disabled people from getting a job" he says.

"The Government can prioritise Access to Work for those people closer to the labour market, but for those who want to see an option of being in supported employment, like Remploy, they should have that option."

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Remploy jobs under threat

Around 140 Remploy workers could face redundancy in a fresh wave of planned factory closures. The UK Government says the budget for disabled employment services could be spent more effectively.