Support Learning Disability Work Week - Boyle
Sinn Féin MLA Michaela Boyle has called on employers to employ someone with a learning disability.
The party’s Disability and Ethnic Minorities spokesperson said:
“Learning Disability Work Week is a campaign to promote the benefits of hiring people with learning disabilities and to help tackle the appallingly low current levels of employment.
“There are lots of reasons why people with a learning disability can face major challenges to finding paid work.
“Learning Disability Work Week is designed to increase understanding about learning disability among employers and help create opportunities for people to learn new skills in a real work environment.
“By taking part in Learning Disability Work Week employers can help someone take their first steps on the road to securing a job and enable them to live more independent lives.”