Campaigning on employment
Recognising the priorities identified by people with M.E. in our 2010 election manifesto, Action for M.E. is calling for all young people and adults with M.E. who are well enough, to have access to employment and to receive appropriate support to fulfil their potential.
We want to see:
- Measures introduced to encourage employers to retain and take on staff who have long term conditions which limit the way they can work, eg. highly flexible hours and the option to work from home.
- Investment in technology to support home working for those people with long term fluctuating conditions who are able to use it.
- DWP (Department for Work and Pensions) monitor employers regarding the number of people with long term conditions and disabilities they employ and how many employees are retained after developing a disability.