Let's #ThinkDifferently

The coronavirus pandemic is making employers think differently about the way that they work. But, reasonable adjustments are not new to all employers. 

Learning Disability Work Week 2020 is a chance to demonstrate how employers #ThinkDifferently to bring people with a learning disability into their workforce and to show the benefits of this. 

We want employers to share the changes they have made to be more accessible for all their staff, including people with a learning disability.

How to get involved

Whether you are a person with a learning disability, an employer or someone who provides training or support, there are plenty of ways to get involved with Learning Disability Work Week 2020 from 9 to 15 November.

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If you have a job

If you're a person with a learning disability in paid work, we want you to inspire other people with a learning disability to find work too.

Share you story on social media using #LDWork20 and #ThinkDifferently.

By spreading the word you will be helping other people, like employers and local MPs, see the benefits of employing people with a learning disability.

We will put a social media pack on this webpage closer to the week to help you to show your support.

 

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If you are an employer

If you've employed a person with a learning disability we want to hear from you. Sharing your experience could help other employers. 

Using social media and the hashtags #LDWork20 and #ThinkDifferently tell us why you decided to take on an employee with a learning disability, if you needed any support, who provided the support and what makes your employee fantastic.

If you haven’t employed a person with a learning disability but would like to find out how to do this and the benefits it could have for your company take a look at our resources for employers or get in touch with the employment team now.
 

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If you provide support or training

Does you company support people with a learning disability into work?

Using social media and the hashtags #LDWork20 and #ThinkDifferently tell us your experiences.

We will put a social media pack on this webpage closer to the week to help you to show your support.

Hear from people we've supported

Hear from some employees from Clipper on what having a job means to them, and why it has been a valuable experience to work with Mencap and employ people with a learning disability.

 

More about employment

Take a look at our employment webpages to find out more about what we do and how we can help.

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