Supported employment for individuals with learning disabilities
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Supported employment for individuals with learning disabilities its effects on psychological well-being and overall quality of life. by Evelyn Sacha Knight

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Published by University of Manchester in Manchester .
Written in English


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Thesis (Clin.Psy.D.), University of Manchester, Faculty of Medicine.

ContributionsUniversity of Manchester. Faculty of Medicine.
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Pagination160p.
Number of Pages160
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Open LibraryOL16723137M

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Employing people with a mental health condition, a learning disability and / or autism. Many employers are missing out on the rich pool of talent and skills that disabled people can bring to the workplace, including people with a mental health condition, a learning disability and / or autism. people with learning disabilities to participate in paid work in the open labour market. Due to the success of Supported Employment assisting people with learning disabilities to access and maintain employment, the model was developed and expanded to include all areas of disability . The expected outcome of Supported Employment is that individuals will maintain the appropriate level of employment (either full/part time) based upon their skills, interest and abilities Supports for people with disabilities are individualized and include On-Site Job Coaching, designed to help ensure success and satisfaction at work. Group community learning, volunteering, and internships. CEP helps set individuals on the path to employment through participation in a variety of community learning activities that increase marketable and adaptive skills. Individuals in CEP volunteer at a number of community-based sites throughout Prince Georges and Montgomery County Region.

Lifeworks Employment Support helps people with disabilities maintain their job and grow in their career. Whether you were just hired at a new job or you’ve been in a position for a while, Lifeworks can help. After assessing your individual needs and goals, we’ll work closely with .   Research demonstrates the effectiveness of work-based learning in preparing youth with disabilities for competitive employment. Work-based learning can take many forms. Job shadowing, volunteering (service learning), work sampling, internships, community based work assessment, unpaid and paid work experiences. Jobs for people with a learning disability; Information about supported employment; The Work and Health Programme can help you to find work. It is funded by the Government and delivered by different organisations depending on where you live. To find out more, talk to the Disability Employment Advisor (DEA) at your jobcentre. The article reports the evaluation of a small-scale–supported employment project in a local authority in England. The study examined whether or not the peer support model could be used to deliver supported employment to a group of young people with intellectual disabilities.

At Dimensions, we know from experience that with the right support, it is possible for almost anyone with learning disabilities to do a productive job. Many hundreds of people – like Stuart and David – are supported with employment by Dimensions as a normal part. The Learning Disability Employment Programme encourages NHS organisations to draw on the talents, expertise and experiences of people with a learning disability. We believe the programme can make a positive contribution to address the needs of people with a learning disability and reduce the profound health inequalities. People with a learning disability and people with autism should be positively supported into employment and have equal access to learning and development opportunities. Recent improvements made to the Access to Work scheme will help, by ensuring that people with a learning disability and autism will have access to a specialist team, as well as.   The Supported Employment model (SE) provides a framework that enables employers to offer secure, long-term paid employment to a wide spectrum of individuals with learning disabilities, impairments, and on: Units , Erdington Industrial Park, Chester Road, Birmingham, B24 0RD.