Helping families support their children into work
The support isn't always there for people with learning disabilities to get a job.
Learning disability statistics: employment
In 2010/11, only 6.6% of adults with learning disabilities were reported to be in some form of paid employment.
How many people with learning disabilities are in paid work? In 2012, the Department of Health's Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework found that 7% of adults with learning disabilities were in some form of paid employment, the (probably vast) majority of which was part-time work.
Getting a job1 April 2014
This booklet provides advice for family carers of adults with a learning disability. Families sometimes do not know how to go about helping their family member with learning disabilities into paid work.
A quick guide to self employment1 September 2010
This publication is part of the In Business Easy Business Planning series and gives basic information about what you might need to set up a business or be self employed. A list of organisations who may be able to provide help and advice is also included.
In Business flyer1 November 2009
There are an estimated 800,000 adults with learning disabilities of working age, of which only 11% have a paid job, often a part time one. Despite this, many people express an interest in exploring work opportunities. One less frequently explored option is that of self employment.
In Business: Need 2 Know1 November 2009
A briefing note for policy makers, commissioners and services from the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities supporting the development of self employment and small business opportunities for people with learning disabilities.
In Business: developing the self employment option for people with learning disabilities1 November 2009
This is the final report from the In Business programme and explores developing the self employment option for people with learning disabilities.
Developing a business idea1 October 2009
This publication is part of the In Business Easy Business Planning series and is a workbook to help you think about some of the issues that a business advisor would talk about with you.