It’s about time for a big Change100

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - OPINION -

WE know that dis­abled peo­ple are much less likely to be in em­ploy­ment than the rest of the UK pop­u­la­tion.

The lat­est re­search from Leonard Cheshire Dis­abil­ity is there­fore not sur­pris­ing.

The char­ity has found that nearly three quarters (73 per cent) of the pub­lic feel that dis­abled peo­ple should be given more op­por­tu­ni­ties to find work.

This is why we launched our new pro­gramme, Change100, which matches tal­ented dis­abled stu­dents with some of the UK’s lead­ing com­pa­nies.

Since we launched the pro­gramme last year, we have had ex­cel­lent feed­back from lead­ing em­ploy­ers on the cal­i­bre of the stu­dents, and all those seek­ing work have se­cured em­ploy­ment.

Ap­pli­ca­tions are now open for dis­abled stu­dents from univer­si­ties across the UK to ap­ply for our 2015 Change100 pro­gramme.

If you are study­ing or have just grad­u­ated, visit www. leonard­cheshire.org/change100 to find out more about this ex­cit­ing op­por­tu­nity.

The dead­line for ap­pli­ca­tions is Jan­uary 30, 2015.

Make this New Year’s res­o­lu­tion one to re­mem­ber.

PETER JENK­INS Man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of ex­ter­nal af­fairs Leonard Cheshire Dis­abil­ity

should be tick­eted and re­moved. I can­not be­lieve that th­ese peo­ple who won’t pay for their park­ing ac­tu­ally know­ingly block cy­cle paths.

The coun­cil has cre­ated a more dan­ger­ous sit­u­a­tion by in­tro­duc­ing cy­cle lanes and not polic­ing them.

There are not even any signs erected telling peo­ple not to park in the cy­cle lanes!

AN­NOYED OF BEA­CONS­FIELD

Name and ad­dress sup­plied

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