Helping families support their children into work
The support isn't always there for people with learning disabilities to get a job.
Learning disability statistics: employment
In 2010/11, only 6.6% of adults with learning disabilities were reported to be in some form of paid employment.
How many people with learning disabilities are in paid work? In 2012, the Department of Health's Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework found that 7% of adults with learning disabilities were in some form of paid employment, the (probably vast) majority of which was part-time work.
No Health Without Mental Health: The First 100 Days and Beyond29 May 2015,
Marguerite Regan looks at the priorities for the new Conservative government.
Hanifa's Outing with Her Circle of Support20 February 2015, Hanifa Islam
I have a circle of support in the workplace. It was set up when I started here nearly ten years ago because it helped me get to know colleagues in other teams.
Making employment a reality for people with learning disabilities1 December 2014,
Less then seven percent of people with learning disabilities were estimated to be in paid work in 2010/11 but an amazing project raising aspirations of people around employment in schools might help us change that.
World Cup fever!9 July 2014, Hanifa Islam
In my last blog I told you a little about myself and my work at the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities and Mental Health Foundation but In this blog I will tell you about my main interest - football.