Having a job isn’t just about earning an income – it can help to build confidence, develop skills and widen friendships. However, finding and sustaining employment can be tough for people with learning disabilities.
In 2019-20, the British Association for Supported Employment (BASE) estimated that only 5.6% of people with a learning disability are in paid work, this was a reduction from 5.9% the previous year
We believe that anyone who wants to work should have the opportunity to do so, which is why wherever one of the people we support expresses an interest in getting a job, our supported employment teams will work with them to find a paid or voluntary role that suits them.
We can arrange placements everywhere from hotels and shops, to hospitals and TV studios.
Finding a Job
When someone feels ready to begin work, we begin the process of matching them to a role, taking into account the requirements of both the jobseeker and the employer. We support them to put together a CV, and help them prepare for and attend interviews.
When someone begins in paid employment, we continue to offer support to help them:
We also provide support for their employer.