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WILL YOU use the new powers to #BETHECHANGE FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE LEARNING DISABILITIES IN 2016?


The devolution of employability support to the Scottish Parliament presents an opportunity to reshape the way employment services work in Scotland and who they work for. ENABLE Scotland believes this opportunity should be grounded in a human rights based approach in line with Article 27 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: the right of persons with disabilities to work, on an equal basis with others; this includes the right to the opportunity to gain a living by work freely chosen or accepted in a labour market and work environment that is open, inclusive and accessible to persons with disabilities.  
 
Our members want to see better access to employment and greater opportunities to reach key positive destinations in their journey towards employment. It is important that we recognise that there is not a one size fits all solution but rather recognise the varying needs and aspirations of everyone.
 
We support the principle of personalisation and choice and believe that we must move away from a system that seeks to find people with a learning disability ‘any job’ or presents people with pre made decisions. 
 
Why we need you to #BeTheChange:
  
  • More than half of young people who have learning disabilities did not get any support to think about their future in school and 75% of those currently in school are worried about it!

  • Only 7.3% of adults who have a learning disability are in employment. 

  • Contrast that with research which shows 65% of people with a learning disability want to work. 

 

 
 

Visit enable.org.uk/enablethevote to find out more about our campaign to support people in Scotland who have learning disabilities to have their vote.