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Employment opportunities for those with learning disabilities or difficulties

Learners on our courses specifically for those with learning disabilities and/or difficulties are now meeting the Supported Learning Curriculum Team for information, advice and guidance on the next steps in their learning. Our Learners confirm that attending courses with us has a positive impact on their everyday life:

"We have worked together following instructions making our graphic novel. It has made our computer skills better and we all take better photos now", Molesey Photography Learners.

"In art and craft I have worked on the projects I have chosen and now think more about the colours I use", Rita.

"I cook with my support worker at home using things I have learnt", Janet.

"We are proud of our work and display it at the centre", Margaret and Trisha.

"I have learnt how to use a scanner which meant I could sign a form, scan it and send it back", Graham.

" learn a lot which helps me and I have fun while learning", Brenda.

Learning Disability Week 2017 took place 19-25 June and this year's theme was employment. Around 8 in 10 working age people with a learning disability have a mild to moderate learning disability, but fewer than 2 in 10 are in employment. During the week we asked our Learners who currently work – what their job means to them and how we could tailor our courses more to help people find work or progress in the job they have.