Employment and contribution

Examples of rights-based action

Employment is for Everyone

Four organisations came together to start the Employment is for Everyone social movement.

The aim is to improve employment opportunities for people with learning disabilities and autistic people.

The social movement is being supported by some great work by commissioners from the South Yorkshire Integrated Care Board.

On their site you can find films, success stories and information for employers and people with learning disabilities and autistic people interested in employment.

Go to their website here

Employment report – Lewisham People’s Parliament

Lewisham People’s Parliament is a self-advocacy forum. In their most recent meeting they discussed employment.

Read the report here

I’m Thinking Ahead: How to be part of the world of work – Together Matters

An easy-read guide to help people think about, and plan for, the world of work.

How the guide can help:

  • Gets people thinking and talking about work during school and college years and in adulthood
  • Helps people see the benefits and possibilities of working and start to build a picture of what work might be right for them
  • Gives ideas and tools to try things out, build local links with community organisations and businesses
  • Prepares people to talk about work at Education, Health and Care Plan meetings, adult social care reviews and with supported employment services

The guide has lots of questions for people to think about and talk over with others as well as templates to write down information. It is being used by young people, adults, their families, friends, teachers, advocacy services and paid supporters.

Download the guide here

Research and evidence in this area

Research about work and learning disability – NDTi and Mencap

NDTi worked with a group of people with lived experience of a learning disability and a range of experiences of work to conduct research on work and learning disability.

They wanted to find out a few different things including what it is people with a learning disability want from work, what can be done to address barriers to work and what might influence a long-term UK wide change to employing people with a learning disability.

Read what they found out here

Disclaimer: The examples of action, research and evidence included in this action bank are not endorsed by Learning Disability England but are ways of working that people are proud of and show links to Good Lives. Please contact us if there is anything you feel doesn’t support the Good Lives vision.