Hi All... just doing a bit of research into the barriers to employment that people with Parkinson's, Parkinsonism's face when applying for work.... if you could assist me in my request it would be appreciated.
Thanks for your response as this is exactly the type of information I need, the barriers you encounter whilst working are just as important as the ones you find when applying for work.
I've encountered many barriers as my tremors have got worse, I have even got letters from Consultants to say I'm not a alcoholic because people have used my disability against me for their own gain, I can't put into words how this has affected my confidence over the years.
I'm looking to do something with the DWP as there is a window of opportunity, contacting Employers will be a part of that process of putting a scheme together, if we know the pitfalls you can explain them to the employer. Your idea for a questionnaire is a good one so if you'd like to offer some questions that I could ask it would be appreciated.
I did ask Parkinson's for assistance and they directed me to this forum as a means of a resource, hope more will come forward with ideas... as with most problems you have to find the solution, we can all but try.