One In Five for Sunday 4 April 2010
Life's not over when you're living with Arthritis; we hear from Arthritis New Zealand's Natalia Valentino who's got some tips on how you can still age well. And we find out some of the tricks of the trade in getting disabled people a paying job. First up though - the European Union shies away from ratifying the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities…
The European Disability Forum has alerted disabled people world wide to the fact that the EU has backtracked on earlier promises to ratify the disability rights convention. Janina Yosenera is works out of the European Disability Forum's secretariat in Brussels. Janina Yosenera says they're alarmed by the U turn. She says by deciding to wait until all twenty seven member countries ratify the Convention the EU is blocking the rights of disabled people.
If you're a mental health consumer, OR you're carrying a spinal or head injury, chances are you'll be finding it tough to get a paying job. It's that barrier that Walsh Employment Trust are looking to challenge. Paul Look is the Education, Employment and Business Development manager for the Auckland based trust. Paul Look says issues aren't the same for people with different impairments..