Disability and employment – new resource

A new online resource hub to help people with learning disabilities into employment was launched yesterday by the Government.

The hub is to support delivery of the ambitious cross-government strategy, Valuing Employment Now, which aims to radically increase the number of people with moderate and severe learning disabilities in employment by 2025.

The online hub will include:

  • A new film, featuring the stories of eight people with moderate and severe learning disabilities in employment of 16 or more hours per week;
  • The Government’s draft definition of supported employment and job coaching;
  • A self-assessment tool for local authorities to review the employment support they offer, the employment pathway developed in the Getting A Life sites, and information on the business case; and
  • Case studies featuring people with moderate and severe learning disabilities in full time jobs and accessible information for people with learning disabilities about getting a job and benefits.

Many more resources will be added over time in response to local demand and feedback.

The resource hub can be accessed at:  www.valuingpeople.gov.uk/venresources

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