Reader’s Email: The Experiences Of A Disabled Student Studying Social Work

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Same Difference received this this morning from reader Nick Wild. We ask you to share it widely, to get his story out there. Also, please share any similar experiences you may have had in the comments below.

I’m in a pretty desperate situation.

I qualified as a social worker a year ago today and I still can’t get a paid job.

I’ve been discriminated against throughout my university degree and the local authority also caused me problems.

The local authority wouldn’t place me as a student at first because they said it would be unfair on the children and too much responsibility to look after me. I walk with a stick.

By the time they apologised they had already given all the available placements to able bodied and younger students. By this stage I was already a year late in finishing.

The students that they gave the placements to were…

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