Philip Davies MP's comments on employment rights17 June 2011,
Mr Davies’ suggestion that the discrimination and lack of understanding faced by people with learning disabilities in the workplace means that they should work for less than is deemed acceptable for everyone else displays a breathtaking ignorance and is deeply offensive.
More work is needed to ensure the ESA assessment process doesnât cause unnecessary stress or anxiety7 April 2011, Keith Bates
We must ensure that the assessments themselves are fair, thorough and carried out by health professionals who have an in-depth understanding of the nature of learning disability.
Latest research report explores public attitudes to disabled people28 February 2011,
Even though attitudes toward disabled people have improved on the whole, prejudice is still a worrying issue especially towards people with learning disabilities or mental health problems.
A quick guide to self employment1 September 2010
This publication is part of the In Business Easy Business Planning series and gives basic information about what you might need to set up a business or be self employed. A list of organisations who may be able to provide help and advice is also included.
In Business flyer1 November 2009
There are an estimated 800,000 adults with learning disabilities of working age, of which only 11% have a paid job, often a part time one. Despite this, many people express an interest in exploring work opportunities. One less frequently explored option is that of self employment.
In Business: Need 2 Know1 November 2009
A briefing note for policy makers, commissioners and services from the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities supporting the development of self employment and small business opportunities for people with learning disabilities.
In Business: developing the self employment option for people with learning disabilities1 November 2009
This is the final report from the In Business programme and explores developing the self employment option for people with learning disabilities.
Developing a business idea1 October 2009
This publication is part of the In Business Easy Business Planning series and is a workbook to help you think about some of the issues that a business advisor would talk about with you.
Writing a business plan1 May 2009
This publication is part of the In Business Easy Business Planning series and includes a breakdown and instructions on how to write each part of the business plan, with space for notes and ideas.