Remploy was set up in 1945 following the Second World War and as a result of the 1944 Disabled Persons (Employment) Act. It was initially known as the Disabled Person Employment Corporation Ltd, but changed its name to Remploy in 1949. Most of its initial employees were ex-servicemen disabled in the war.
Remploy provides a vital service for disabled people offering them a chance to lead fulfilling and productive lives through work at the company as well as an employment service for those wishing to work elsewhere.
The government has commissioned the Sayce report, which recommends that the factories should be closed and the employment service privatised.
The government has said it is ‘minded’ to accept the report’s recommendations but has launched a three month consultation which ends on 17 October.
- Source: www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-14308677?utm_medium=twitter…
- Posted by: Penwith Anti-Cuts at 11:14am on 4 August 2011
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