The Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD) has today published the Employment TASK Group report to Scottish Government Ministers.
The report, titled The Route to Employment for People with Learning Disabilities in Scotland, explores what needs to be done to create more and better employment opportunities for Scots with a learning disability.
In 2016 SCLD commissioned a report, Mapping the Employability Landscape for people with a learning disability in Scotland, to scope the employment position for people with a learning disability in Scotland, and to identify ways in which the vision within The Keys to life would be delivered.
The vision of The Keys to life is to ensure that:
All citizens of Scotland who have learning disabilities live longer, healthier lives; and are supported to participate fully in all aspects of society; prosper as individuals and are valued contributors to a fair and equal Scotland.
This latest report aims to build on this work.
The Employment TASK Group membership is drawn from a wide range of organisations who both support people with learning disabilities and have a vested interest in finding routes into employment for people with learning disabilities.