Department for Work and Pensions

Jobs for people with learning disabilities

Find out how the Office for Disability Issues is working with government departments to secure paid employment for people with learning disabilities

 

In England, only 6.4 per cent of people with moderate to severe learning disabilities known to adult social services are in paid employment (NHS Information Centre, Social Care and Mental Health Indicators from the National Indicator Set, England 2009-10, August 2010). This is far lower than the employment rate for all disabled people (47.4 per cent) and the working age population in England (77.3 per cent) (Labour Force Survey, quarter 2, 2009).

What is the Office for Disability Issues doing to improve employment prospects for disabled people?

The Office for Disability Issues (ODI) is working with the Valuing Employment Now team, based in the Department of Health, and other government departments on a number of projects which attempt to address this issue, including:

These projects coordinate the work of departments and agencies across government and locally to help achieve positive outcomes for disabled people.

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Page last reviewed: 04 November 2010

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