Self employment for people with learning disabilities - review of practice 

Currently, fewer than 6% of people with learning disabilities are in paid work. We know this figure represents a drop from previous years. 

We know that people with learning disabilities can and do make hard working and enthusiastic employees, bringing new skills, talents and perspectives to their employers.  We also know that when we give good quality support to people interested in work we can match their skills, interests and aspirations to the needs of local employers and get good outcomes.

However, far less is known about how that support relates to people keen to explore self employment opportunities despite the fact that a growing number of people are interested in this route to work.
Boss Employment CIC is undertaking a two year study to look at how people with learning disabilities are being supported to set up their own business, the role of supported employment agencies and the types of supports available.

As part of this we are asking employment and other support providers about their current practice and would be really grateful if you could spend a few minutes completing the following survey.

For more information please contact Keith Bates on 0779 605 3847 or at