Employability Task Group

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In 2016, on behalf of the Scottish Government, SCLD commissioned the University of Glasgow TERU and Cambridge Policy Consultants to conduct a scoping exercise to map the employability landscape for people with learning disabilities in Scotland.

On 7 February 2017, the first meeting of the SCLD Employment Task Group, who will be taking the reports recommendations forward, was held at Glasgow Caledonian University. The meeting was opened by Ms Maureen Watt MSP Minister for Mental Health and Chaired by Mr Jim Mc Cormick from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

The Minister voiced her support for the work of the Task Group and was pleased that she would be kept informed of progress over the next 12 months.

The meeting was addressed by Professor Alan McGregor of TERU at Glasgow University the author of the research report: ‘Mapping the Employability Landscape for people with a Learning Disability in Scotland‘.

Professor McGregor summarised the findings of the research and highlighted the priorities and recommendations to be taken forward by the Task Group.

Find out more about the membership of the Task Group and the recommendations they’ll be taking forward here:

Task Group brief

View photos from the event here:

Flickr album: Employment task group

Download a copy of the slides presented at the event here:

SCLD Presentation

TERU Presentation

Updates from the task group will continue to be published on this page.

To find out more about the report or if you have any questions, please contact Maura Lynch, Depute Chief Executive, at maura.l@scld.co.uk or by calling 0141 248 3733.