Learning disabilities

Publisher: 
Central Government, Valuing People Now
Topics: 
Learning disabilities, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2009
Type: 
Report

Learning disability employment policy in England was led by the Valuing Employment Now (VEN) Team until it was disbanded in April 2010. Employment policy is now led by the Valuing People Now team. Only 6.4% of people with a significant disability are in paid employment in England (2010). Valuing Employment Now was published in June 2009 and is the main cross-Government policy document for England.

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Recruitment, Learning disabilities
Year of Publication: 
2019
Type: 
Guidance

The Foundation for People with a Learning Disability has produced an employers guide to employing people with a learning disability. The guide, produced in conjunction with Keith Bates and Sixteen, offers tips and case studies featuring the work of a range of large employers.

Accompanying it is a short guide to working with job coaches.

IPPR has published a report Plans that Work: Employment outcomes for people with learning disabilities looking at how additional support that is provided to children and young people with learning disabilities helps them properly prepare for adulthood, and considers how it might have to change to better achieve this.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Learning disabilities, Transition
Year of Publication: 
2019
Type: 
Report

This short paper, from the IPPR  considers whether the additional support that is provided to children and young people with learning disabilities helps them properly prepare for adulthood, and considers how it might have to change to better achieve this.

A new plan has been launched to help support people with learning disabilities.

There are 26,349 people with learning disabilities in Scotland with only 7%  employed and 6.2% in further education.

The Keys to Life framework, launched by the Scottish Government and council umbrella body Cosla, sets out plans to inform more employers about available help, such as a job coach or supported employment.

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