A new guide has been launched to help adults with learning disabilities find employment.
The guide, called Getting a Job, has been launched by the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities (FPLD), in partnership with The National Valuing Families Forum.
An increasing number of people with learning disabilities want a job, but less than 10% of those living with their family have a paid job. The new guide is designed to support families and help overcome the barriers that prevent their relatives secure a rewarding working life.
This comes at a time when investment into employment schemes for people with learning disabilities continue to deliver disappointing results, yet the importance of work to an individual’s self-esteem, independence and sense of purpose is well known.
The guide, written by Dave Barker, a family carer at the National Valuing Families Forum, includes information on the value of working, where to find support, simple and achievable top tips and a practical action plan to get started.
To download ‘Getting a Job’ for free, click here.