To read on Mencap website:
Note: In the UK, the term of ‘Learning disability’ is used instead of ‘Intellectual disability’.
Learning Disabilities Work Experience Week
Learning Disabilities Work Experience Week 2015 takes place 9-15 November!
Are you an employer? Find out how your organisation can benefit from offering inclusive work opportunities for people with a learning disabilities.
You can help further the chances of people with a learning disability gaining paid employment in two ways:
- If you are an employer register your interest in providing work placement opportunities
- If you are an employee download our poster and ask your work to consider being involved
Just 7% of adults with a learning disability are in paid employment, yet 65% want to work – and more importantly have the capability to work.
The aims of Work Experience Week are to provide people with a learning disability often their first taste of a work environment, and to show employers the benefits of employing a person with a learning disability.