Employment - Learning Disability Today https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk Supporting professionals working in learning disability and autism services Mon, 13 May 2024 15:31:12 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.3.1 Government’s WorkWell scheme ‘does not go far enough’, charity says https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/news/governments-workwell-scheme-does-not-go-far-enough-charity-says/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=governments-workwell-scheme-does-not-go-far-enough-charity-says Mon, 13 May 2024 15:31:12 +0000 https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/?p=40954 a young school leaver working in an office

The learning disability charity Hft has cautiously welcomed the government’s new WorkWell scheme but warns it “does not go far enough”.

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Mencap report shows reality of working in a social care system in crisis https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/news/mencap-report-shows-reality-of-working-in-a-social-care-system-in-crisis/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=mencap-report-shows-reality-of-working-in-a-social-care-system-in-crisis Thu, 29 Feb 2024 12:53:11 +0000 https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/?p=40597 Young man with learning disability laughing with support worker

A third of learning disability support workers have left the sector for good due to poor pay and of those remaining many face financial hardship, according to a new report from Mencap.

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Autism employment gap is focus of new government review https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/news/autism-employment-gap-is-focus-of-new-government-review/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=autism-employment-gap-is-focus-of-new-government-review Wed, 28 Feb 2024 17:07:08 +0000 https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/?p=40587

The Buckland Review aims to identify and break down the barriers to autistic people securing sustained and fulfilling employment. 

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Four in 10 family carers considering leaving the workforce https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/news/four-in-10-family-carers-considering-leaving-the-workforce/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=four-in-10-family-carers-considering-leaving-the-workforce Tue, 20 Feb 2024 17:12:59 +0000 https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/?p=40545 Mother and daughter eating breakfast together

Four in 10 (41%) family carers are considering leaving the workforce or reducing work hours due to caregiving demands, a new survey has found.

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Parliament welcomes six employees with Down’s syndrome into new roles https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/news/parliament-welcomes-six-employees-with-downs-syndrome-into-new-roles/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=parliament-welcomes-six-employees-with-downs-syndrome-into-new-roles Mon, 12 Feb 2024 10:02:32 +0000 https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/?p=40503 Down's Syndrome Association WorkFit scheme: six new employees working in parliament

Six new employees who have Down’s syndrome are now working in the Palace of Westminster as part of a pioneering programme.

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The power of apprenticeships in social care https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/employment/the-power-of-apprenticeships-in-social-care/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-power-of-apprenticeships-in-social-care Mon, 05 Feb 2024 12:21:19 +0000 https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/?p=40444 Job interview - man shaking hands with a candidate

In celebration of National Apprenticeship Week (5-11 February), learning disability charity Hft is highlighting the importance and advantages of apprenticeships in the social care sector, outlining clear progression routes and an accessible entry into the sector.

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Disabled people face mandatory work experience https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/news/disabled-people-face-mandatory-work-experience/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=disabled-people-face-mandatory-work-experience Wed, 22 Nov 2023 15:50:26 +0000 https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/?p=39543 Seen at the entrance of a café

Disabled charities call Jeremy Hunt's back to work plans for thousands of disabled people "cruel and unfair".

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NAS voices concerns about changes to work capability assessments https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/news/nas-voices-concerns-about-changes-to-work-capability-assessments/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=nas-voices-concerns-about-changes-to-work-capability-assessments Wed, 08 Nov 2023 09:59:56 +0000 https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/?p=39308 Asia Indian with disability sitting on wheelchair in dinning room video call with laptop

The National Autistic Society says proposed changes to the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) could create more barriers for autistic people and restrict access to benefits.

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The importance of inclusive recruitment practices https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/news/new-advocacy-group-to-educate-employers-about-the-importance-of-inclusive-recruitment-practices/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=new-advocacy-group-to-educate-employers-about-the-importance-of-inclusive-recruitment-practices Wed, 04 Oct 2023 11:27:46 +0000 https://learningdisabilitiestoday.brightminded.com/?p=39061 Job interview

A learning disability charity has launched a new national alumni network as part of plans to get 10,000 young autistic people and people with a learning disability into work by 2030.

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Five hidden barriers every disabled job candidate has to overcome https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/employment/five-hidden-barriers-every-disabled-job-candidate-has-to-overcome/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=five-hidden-barriers-every-disabled-job-candidate-has-to-overcome Wed, 04 Oct 2023 10:25:07 +0000 https://learningdisabilitiestoday.brightminded.com/?p=38988 Male recruiter or employer holding cv having online virtual job interview meeting candidate on video call

To celebrate National Inclusion Week, Evenbreak, the world’s first global disability job board run by and for disabled people, discusses the hidden barriers that every disabled job candidate has to overcome.

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