Exploring global models of Supported Employment

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Inspired by the International Initiative for Disability Leadership (IIDL), the Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities (SCLD) and Inspiring Scotland invite you to explore different models of Supported Employment for people with learning disabilities. On Tuesday 1st June from 3.30-5pm we are holding a free webinar featuring a presentation on Microsoft’s Global Supported Employment Program. There will also be …

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Disabled Parents and Employability Support

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The Scottish Government has announced an extra £1 million to support disabled parents to progress toward employment and to compete for suitable jobs.  Communities Secretary Aileen Campbell made the announcement as part of the Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan progress update on 20 August.  The additional funding will be delivered through the newly launched Parental Employment Support Fund (PESF). The …

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A wee blether with… Margaret Smith, Principal Officer for Employment & Training at Falkirk Council 

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SCLD went to meet with Margaret Smith who manages a small, but dedicated team at Falkirk Council working to help people who need additional support to find employment.  Nice to meet you Margaret. What is it that you like best about your day-to-day job?   Hi there, nice to meet you too! I manage a small team of people who predominantly support people with learning …

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The Route to Employment for People with Learning Disabilities in Scotland

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The Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD) has today published the Employment TASK Group report to Scottish Government Ministers. The report, titled The Route to Employment for People with Learning Disabilities in Scotland, explores what needs to be done to create more and better employment opportunities for Scots with a learning disability. In 2016 SCLD commissioned a report, Mapping the …