Supporting people with learning disabilities and/or autism into work
A range of useful resources designed to help people with learning disabilities and/ or autism to find interesting and rewarding employment have been launched across Suffolk.
Called “Work Ready”, the toolkit features video interviews with employees, as well as Easy Read documents for candidates, which include advice on filling in application forms, what to expect when starting a job and the impact which work may have on benefits.
It also includes information for employers, such as the support which is available free of charge from the government and advice on reasonable adjustments they may need to make for staff with learning disabilities and/ or autism. This could include producing Easy Read application forms, taking more time to explain things and finding alternatives to formal interviews, such as job coaching schemes where the candidate can meet the team and see whether the role suits both them and the potential employer.