Employing someone with a learning disability gives you keen, reliable and flexible workers. It's also well documented that organisations with greater community involvement have an enhanced corporate image.
You could also reduce staff turnover and absenteeism, as well as recruitment costs.
We understand that recruiting and employing people with a learning disability can be daunting. That's why our packages are tailor-made to offer exactly the support you need.
Meeting employers' needs
The Consultancy service can help with redefining job requirements and role definitions, as well as organising work trials and practical assessment techniques. Our support covers specific issues, such as compliance with equality legislation including the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), or more general advice, wherever you need it.
You might just have a question or one key issue you need to discuss; when that's the case our consultancy service is here to help.Through giving advice on recruitment, retention and development, we can help you achieve best practice in employing people with a learning disability.
- Training packages
While all our training packages are devised to meet your individual needs, they will typically include the following modules:
- What is a learning disability?
- What are the facts and myths about learning disability?
- How do I communicate clearly with someone who has a learning disability?
- Why should I employ someone with a learning disability?
- How do I train and support staff with a learning disability?
The content of our training programmes is agreed with you in advance. Sessions are delivered by experienced trainers who have a learning disability. Training can take place at your location to minimise any possible business disruption and usually lasts around three hours.
- Making information accessible
We can also help you understand the information and communication needs of people with a learning disability. The consultancy service also advises on how to produce accessible information and promotional material.
We offer support to voluntary, private and public sector organisations to help them benefit from employing people with a learning disability and on various issues including:
- practical concerns about communication
- managing information
- meeting legal commitments
- individual concerns about employment
Whether it's on-site training, single-issue consultancy or bespoke programmes, we have the resources you need to make the most of this ready and willing workforce.
Who to contact
If you would like to find out more about the consultancy service you can find details on the contact us page.