SCLD supports the Scottish Government priority to more than half the disability employment gap; recognising the need to provide appropriate support and training for people with learning disabilities who want to work. SCLD has a number of ways of re- in forcing the message that people with a learning disability are talented people who can contribute in the workplace:
- Young Scotland’s Got Talent, a platform to promote employment to school leavers and show case examples of successful young workers, and
- Project SEARCH the award winning employer led Intern programme.
The SCLD Employment Task Group has been asked by the Minister for Mental Health and The Minister for Employability and Training to take forward the recommendations from the research commissioned by SCLD – “Mapping The Employment Landscape for People with a Learning Disability in Scotland”. This follows a series of reports by SCLD “How to Guides” that give practical examples of supported employment in action.