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.

Learning disability and employment

 
The current situation
 
  • Around 8 in 10 working age people with a learning disability have a mild or moderate learning disability, but fewer than 2 in 10 are in employment. We want this to change.
What we’ll be doing
 
  • During the week we will be sharing new research that highlights the benefits of employing people with a learning disability
     
  • We’ll be sharing stories from employers about their experiences of employing people with a learning disability
     
  • We’ll also be sharing stories from employees with a learning disability about their experiences in paid work

How you can get involved

If you’re an employer and would like to share your stories of working with people with a learning disability, contact us on: stories@mencap.org.uk

Watch this space for more information about our exciting plans for the week and how you help support more people with a learning disability find work.

If you have a media enquiry about Learning Disability Week 2017, contact our PR Team on tel: 020 7696 5414 or email: media@mencap.org.uk

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