It is with great sadness that Skill: National Bureau for Students with Disabilities has announced in a statement on its website that it has ceased operating. Following a period of financial difficulty, Skill's Board of Trustees has decided that it is no longer viable to keep the charity open.
The Chair of Skill's Board of Trustees, Peter Little OBE said "This is a sad day for all of us. We had recently appointed an outstanding new Chief Executive and agreed a clear strategy to reduce our costs and turn around our finances, but in the end time was against us".
Skill is the only pan-disability charity that focuses on promoting equality for disabled people in education, training and employment. It is hoped that others may step in to fill the gap this has left in the support available.
All Skill's website resources and information booklets are still available at www.skill.org.uk.