“If you’re running a company in the UK today and not employing people with learning disabilities and autism, get your act together. You’re missing out on employing people who are hard workers and great colleagues; employees who will make a positive difference to your company.”
Steve Scown, Dimensions CEO (Read his full blog post here).
65% of people with learning disabilities want a paid job, but less than 6% have one.
This is not good enough!
Wages are important to leading independent lives and people in work tend to have better social lives, emotional well-being and mental health.