Work and Sickle Cell

Currently disabled peoples are discriminated against in employment; underemployed (thus wasting talents of disabled peoples), and not seen as potential employers. Inclusion of disabled peoples in work is vital in economic as well social justice terms. This project aims to identify not only barriers and enablers to secure paid employment opportunities for black disabled workers living with SCD but seek to broaden the debate to testify to current societal contributions of people living with SCD (including employment, unpaid care, household work and voluntary work) and ways of living beyond narrow frames of paid employment.

This note may help in challenging discrimination alleging that sickle cell represents a “burden”

Health Economics Note for Community Groups