Employing people with learning disabilities

December 2004
Management Services;Dec2004, Vol. 48 Issue 12, p7
Academic Journal
This article looks at a handbook for employers on employing people with learning disabilities entitled 'Employing People With Learning Disabilities', published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. The book was written by Susan Hemmings and Jenny Morris, both freelance researchers and disability equality consultants who have worked and trained extensively on issues affecting disabled adults and young people. Written from an employer's point of view, the handbook contains a wealth of information about how employers can get advice and support about employing people with learning disabilities and is full of real-life practical examples of how employers and workers in private, voluntary and local authority sectors have made a success of this important area of equality and diversity. Easy to use with clear sections, this handbook covers everything employers need to know and goes through all the stages from recruiting to supervision, and from dealing with problems to helping career development. There are key information sections on sources of support and a series of training cards, and this practical guide will be useful to employers in any sized organization.


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