Getting a job1 April 2014
This booklet provides advice for family carers of adults with a learning disability. Families sometimes do not know how to go about helping their family member with learning disabilities into paid work.
Learning Disability Awareness Training1 April 2014, Hanifa Islam
Our inclusive training to help all individuals understanding about people with a learning disability (including those with autistic spectrum disorders) including the cause and range of disabilities.
Nice work if you can get it6 November 2013, Chris O'Sullivan
For millions of us a good deal of our waking hours are spent at work, with the rest of the time often divided between travelling to work and worrying about work. It’s no wonder, then, that mental health in the workplace is becoming an increasingly pressing issue.
Increasing the social value of people with learning disabilities through employment14 October 2013, Keith Bates
Keith Bates, Head of Employment at the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities shares how working life can increase opportunities for young people.
Learning Disability Week 2013: "What I get and need from acting is professional respect"23 August 2013, Guest Blogger
Upstairs Downstairs actress Sarah Gordy, who has Downs Syndrome, talks about what work means to her.
When I Grow Up: increasing opportunities for young people12 February 2013,
At the moment it's estimated that only 7% of people with learning disabilities are in paid employment.The When I Grow Up project aims to increase aspirations and opportunities for young people with learning disabilities to find employment after leaving school.
Mental Health & Work Capability Assessments16 January 2013,
The complexity of emotions and the stigma of being ill can make communication difficult – and the stress of an impending assessment can cause massive anxiety and panic.
Friendship, loneliness, communities and the importance of the valuable relationships22 November 2012,
People from the Voice and Community Project Reference Group take on the role of “ambassadors for people with learning disabilities
The government must take the issue of suicide in older men seriously23 July 2012,
It's important it is to have a proper debate on mental health within men, to find out exactly what is happening on a societal level.