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.

Mencap has announced a series of events aimed at schools and colleges to publicise its Right Place project. The project will provide support and work placement opportunities to colleges and education providers for students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Mencap will use its employer engagement contacts to broker work placements.

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Recruitment, Learning disabilities, Employer Engagement
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Guidance

Mencap has published a guide for employers outling the business case for employing people with a learning disability.The guide is based on a literature review by Dr Steve Beyer.

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has published its report into Local Support for People with a Learning Disability  There are an estimated 930,000 adults with a learning disability in England, 129,000 of whom receive local authority social care support. There are approximately 2,500 people with a learning disability who are living in mental health hospitals.

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