There is a new goal to get more people with learning disabilities into work.
The Social Exclusion Task Force, in partnership with the Department of Health and the Department for Work and Pensions, has led the publication of a cross-government Learning Disability Employment Strategy, called Valuing Employment Now: Real Jobs For People With Learning Disabilities.
The strategy sets out a vision to increase the number of real jobs for people with learning disabilities with appropriate support being provided, and close the employment gap with their employment rate and that of the disabled population as a whole.
The strategy was launched on 24 June 2009 by Phil Hope, Minister for Care Services, DH; Jonathan Shaw, Minister for Disabled People, DWP; and Angela Smith, Minister of State for the Cabinet Office. Read more.
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