The majority of people with learning disabilities want to work, yet only 8-10% have a paid job. However, there are many initiatives and employers trying to raise this number.
Employment charity for people with learning disabilities and autism welcomes new people to team
Disabled people working in UK television industry face 'consistent difficulties'
Frontline social care workers paid £7,000 less than NHS peers
New toolkit to help tackle 22% autism employment rate
Disability in the workplace: The Walters Report 2021
SEARCH project has a “life changing impact” for people with learning disabilities, says Minister for Disabled People
Disabled people were 60% more likely to lose their job during the pandemic
Will all survive the storm? Coronavirus and the fight for the rights of people with learning disabilities
Mother Teresa once said, ‘Human rights are not a privilege conferred by government. They are every human being’s entitlement by virtue of his [her] humanity.’ Yet ever since COVID-19 reached the UK, it has seemed as if the rights of disabled people - and in particular those of people with a learning disability - have been at risk.
Transport budget cuts render education inaccessible for autistic young people
School and college transport can mean the difference between autistic young people getting the education and training they need and parents facing an impossible juggling act trying to balance work with the school run. Here we speak to parents planning a judicial review of one council’s decision to slash its transport budget.
Exploring voice hearing through film
Too few people with learning disabilities are on television - so let's make auditions accessible
Filmmaker Beth Richards conducted research into how the television industry can be made more accessible for actors with learning disabilities. In this blog, she tells Learning Disability Today how her research findings informed her short animated film 'The Audition' which is being shown at Oska Bright Film Festival.