Looking back on the last twelve months19 June 2012, Hanifa Islam
As a new website launches supporting people with learning disabilities into work, here's a round up of my own achievements during the last year at the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities.
How we relate13 April 2012,
Employers often focus on making profit; but poor mental health is a prominent factor in costly sickness and absence.
Hitting the road â delivering training around employing people with learning disabilities16 March 2012,
We know that 65% of people with a learning disability want to find paid work, yet despite this only 6% are in employment.
The Welfare Reform Bill2 December 2011, Keith Bates
We need to make sure that the right support is available for people to navigate their way towards the world of work and we need to help colleagues in the DWP understand that we are still a long way away.
Rapid Enterprise Development workshop adds energy and fun into learning about business planning14 October 2011, Keith Bates
RED Workshops were developed as a way of supporting people to develop their ideas whilst building the local capacity of employment support for people choosing self employment as their route to work.
Raising aspirations of young people with learning disabilities26 August 2011,
Work needs to be explored as a realistic option for school leavers with learning disabilities and one of the best ways to achieve this is for others to act as role models.
Delight as actor with Down's syndrome joins the cast of Eastenders27 July 2011,
We're thrilled that an actor with Down’s syndrome will be cast in a mainstream TV programme as it provides an excellent platform from which to break down negative attitudes towards learning disabilities in the public.
Itâs no ordinary day when you get to meet the Queen!21 July 2011, Keith Bates
I was lucky enough to have been a winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion for my work to improve employment opportunities for people with learning disabilities.
Our reaction to the the Fairer Care Funding report by Andrew Dilnot4 July 2011,
Today the Commission on Funding of Care and Support, chaired by Andrew Dilnot, publishes its final report, Fairer Care Funding. I was amongst those consulted by the commission.
Learning Disability Week20 June 2011, Hanifa Islam
This week we are celebrating Learning Disability Week, a week which provides charities and care organisations with an opportunity to raise awareness of the important issues that impact on the lives of people with learning disabilities.