The focus for this year’s Learning Disability Week (19-25 June) is employment.

We will be raising awareness of the benefits of employing people with a learning disability to help tackle the appallingly low levels of employment there currently are.

#LDWeek17

Learning disability and employment

Around 8 in 10 working age people with a learning disability have one that's mild or moderate, but fewer than 2 in 10 are in employment. We want this to change, and with your support we can. 

  • If you're an employer access our guides and resources about employing people with a learning disability and read our FAQ below
  • If you have a learning disability and you're looking for work see our easy read guides, and find out about employment support
  • If you're a supporter, speak to your employer about offering places to people with a learning disability, make some noise and follow the action using the hashtag #LDWeek17

If you are an employer

Employing people with a learning disability

Only 6% of people with a learning disability known to local authorities and who are of working age are in paid employment. But many studies have shown there are significant benefits for business that employ people with a learning disability, including boosting staff morale, improving the public image of your company and financial costs.

If you are an employer, download our Good For Business guide and find out more about learning disability and what it means for the workplace. 

Download the guide

Employing people with a learning disability - FAQs

If you are an employer and would like to know more about having people with a learning disability in your workplace then read the answers to your frequently asked questions. 

Read the FAQs

If you are a supporter

Support Learning Disability Week 2017

Help us to improve employment chances for people with a learning disability by making some noise online. Follow the action using the hashtag #LDWeek17

Download #LDWeek17 resources

Read our employment stories

For Learning Disability Week 2017 we're focusing on improving employment prospects for people with a learning disability. Read our stories and find out more about the key challenges and issues. 

Read the stories

If you have a learning disability

Finding work - easy read guides

We know finding work can be a big challenge if you have a learning disability. We have produced some easy read guides to help explain a number of the common challenges you might have. 

See the easy read guides

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