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Journey from education to work

This research was commissioned by the Office for Disability Issues (ODI) to enable them to further understand the experiences of customers aged 18-26 years with a physical or learning disability as they moved from education towards employment, in order to form part of the evidence base being used to support the development of a new disability strategy.

The primary objective of this research was to develop and further our understanding of the barriers and catalysts that hinder or help young adults with disabilities to make the transition from education into the world of work. This report presents evidence on the views of disabled young people regarding their interactions with the education system, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), support services and third party organisations as they come to the end of their education and start the process of seeking and gaining work.