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Blog: Building an Inclusive Workforce #LearningDisabilityWeek

Learning Disability Week is an opportunity for employers and businesses to recognise the untapped potential of individuals with learning disabilities and contribute to a more inclusive society.

During Learning Disability Week, we celebrate the power of diversity in the workforce.

Through Internships Work, employers can gain valuable support through funded 'Employer Champion' training, enabling them to provide supported internships for young people with learning disabilities, bringing fresh perspectives, innovation, and valuable skills to the workplace.

By offering supported internships, employers not only contribute to the personal and professional growth of these young individuals but also foster an inclusive work culture. Through diverse hiring practices and providing support, businesses unlock hidden talents and create a thriving workforce.

Learning Disability Week reminds employers that individuals with learning disabilities are valuable assets who can drive growth, enhance creativity, and contribute to a positive work environment. By dismantling preconceived notions and embracing inclusive employment practices, businesses can reap the rewards of a diverse and inclusive workforce.

As Learning Disability Week unfolds, let's seize the opportunity to champion inclusivity in the workplace. By taking part in the Internships Work programme, employers can make a tangible difference in the lives of young individuals with learning disabilities while benefiting from the advantages of a diverse workforce.

Together, let's build a future where every individual can thrive and make valuable contributions in the workplace.

Contact our programme partner DFN Project SEARCH to learn more about how you can become an employer champion accessing funded training and support to open a world of possibilities in supporting young people with learning disabilities.

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