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Work and skills

If you are a person with a learning disability looking for work, their parent or carer, or an employer interested in working with people with a learning disability, we can help.

Support for people with learning disabilities to find work

Whether you are a person with a learning disability looking for a job, their parent or carer, or an employer looking to work with us you've come to the right place.

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Having a job matters

Only 4.8% of adults with a learning disability known to adult social care in England are in paid work (Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework, 2023).

But we know many people with learning disabilities want to and can work and we're doing everything we can to help change this statistic. We have a clear vision for how people with learning disabilities can be better supported into employment .

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Get in touch

If you would like to find out more about one of our programmes, please visit the relevant programme page to find contact details for local teams and links to sign up forms.

For general enquiries about our support, please email:

If you are an employer and would like to work with our Education , Skills and Work team to provide opportunities for people with learning disabilities on our programmes, please email our Employer Engagement team

Work for us

In this video you'll hear how fulfilling it is to work for Mencap as a job coach.

Visit our jobs page and search for 'tutor', 'caseworker' or 'job coach' vacancies.

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Provider Access Statement

In line with the Baker Clause, any provider is encouraged to contact us to discuss what they can offer our learners/participants within our education and employability programmes to develop their skills, knowledge and confidence, broaden their horizons and support them into the world of work.

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Our Ofsted Rating

Ofsted inspected our employment services in June 2022 and published their report in August.

You can find out more by reading the full report on the Ofsted website.

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