Now, for many young people finding a job after leaving school or college is a tough proposition. But imagine the additional barriers for those who are disabled.
We've been talking to Tommy Gundry from Liskeard who has made it his mission to tackle those barriers - and make local employers recognise that disabled workers are as good as anyone else.
He enlisted the help of Fixers - the campaign that gives young people a voice - to make his point.
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After cool early morning weather bringing mist and fog, there should be a bright afternoon for most parts of the region.
Any early mist and fog will soon clear, with unbroken sunshine through the day for most.
Early wet spells will clear by midnight to leave clear skies overnight.