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