Employment - Learning Disability Today https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk Supporting professionals working in learning disability and autism services Wed, 19 Jun 2024 13:07:50 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.3.1 Workplaces must provide better support for young people with SEND, charity says https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/news/workplaces-must-provide-better-support-for-young-people-with-send-charity-says/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=workplaces-must-provide-better-support-for-young-people-with-send-charity-says Wed, 19 Jun 2024 10:24:39 +0000 https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/?p=41268 Job interview - man shaking hands with a candidate

With over 1.4 million job vacancies in the UK, DFN Project SEARCH are calling on employers across all local authorities to implement more inclusive employment practices for the thousands of people with learning disabilities who are currently seeking employment.

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Employers urged to commit to inclusive workplaces for Learning Disability Week https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/news/employers-urged-to-commit-to-inclusive-workplaces-for-learning-disability-week/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=employers-urged-to-commit-to-inclusive-workplaces-for-learning-disability-week Tue, 18 Jun 2024 17:05:28 +0000 https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/?p=41258 Bridge Creative work experience

For Learning Disability Week, community interest company Bridge Creative is urging employers to sign a pledge to ‘think differently’ and commit to actively creating inclusive workplaces.

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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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Charity’s long-term strategy aims to create the best life possible for people with learning disabilities https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/news/charitys-long-term-strategy-aims-to-create-the-best-life-possible-for-people-with-learning-disabilities/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=charitys-long-term-strategy-aims-to-create-the-best-life-possible-for-people-with-learning-disabilities Wed, 03 Apr 2024 11:29:44 +0000 https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/?p=40819

The learning disability charity Hft has set out a new long-term strategy to ensure adults with learning disabilities are not forgotten or ‘shut out’ from society.

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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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New employment report highlights ‘disability workplace divide’ https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/news/new-employment-report-highlights-disability-workplace-divide/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=new-employment-report-highlights-disability-workplace-divide Tue, 23 Jan 2024 17:24:45 +0000 https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/?p=40296 wheelchair

An international report on employment and the workforce has found that employees who are disabled are less happy across the board than non-disabled employees.

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Supported internships are revolutionising inclusion in the workplace, but we need more https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/features/supported-internships-are-revolutionising-inclusion-in-the-workplace-but-we-need-more/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=supported-internships-are-revolutionising-inclusion-in-the-workplace-but-we-need-more Tue, 19 Dec 2023 11:31:52 +0000 https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/?p=39839 Asia Indian with disability sitting on wheelchair in dinning room video call with laptop

When it comes to helping people with a learning disability into good jobs, supported internships are a key part of the solution.

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