Work: help finding work

Find out how we can support you to find a job you want

Jobs and training services that enable people with a learning disability to find paid employment.

Watch a video about Mencap's Work service.

Employ Me

Mencap believes everyone with a learning disability should have the chance to have a job. Our work and training service Employ Me enables people to develop the skills they need for the workplace.

Employment case studies

Mencap has a long history of helping people with a learning disability into employment. Read some of the firsthand stories of people's experiences finding support and work.

Looking Beyond The Label

Join us in challenging negative attitudes about learning disability

Information for employers

Are you a business looking to give employment opportunities to people with a learning disability? Big or small, we'd like to hear from you.

Employers that support us

There are several employers taking part in Learning Disabilities Work Exerience Week 2013 - see who we're working with...

Learning Disabilities Work Experience Week

Our national week to encourage employment opportunities for people with a learning disability.

Advice on finding work

As part of the Employ Me programme we will work with you to develop and identify the key skills and qualities that could help you gain employment.

How to be referred

Find out how you can be referred to Mencap's employment service, which could be through the Job Centre or Connexions. You can also pay for Mencap's employment services through a direct payment or individual budget.

Other work programmes

In June 2010 the government announced a new flagship programme reforming the way welfare to work services would be delivered. The Work Programme replaces many of the existing programmes delivered by providers, helping people who have been unemployed long-term back to work.