NHS England, NHS Employers and the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) are running two webinars to help support NHS organisations to employ more people with a learning disability.
The webinars will provide practical support to those involved in recruiting and retaining people with a learning disability and/or autism, there will also be the opportunity to ask questions.
Friday 15 February, 12-1.30pm - Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce
This webinar will provide guidance on job design, job carving and job evaluation using the NHS framework. We will also share top tips on accessible recruitment, reasonable adjustments, use of Access to Work, in-work support and career development.
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Friday 1 March, 12-1.30pm - A guide to supported employment through partnership working
Learn about supported employment, how to work in partnership with a provider such as Project Search, and what to expect. Find out what support you may need from within your organisation in order for it to be successful.
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Launched in 2015, the Learning Disability Employment Programme (LDEP) supports the development of local and national solutions to remove barriers and increase employment opportunities for people with a learning disability in the NHS. These webinars are for organisations who have already demonstrated their commitment to employing people with learning disabilities by making a pledge, or those who are considering signing up to the LDEP pledge scheme. Learn more about the Learning Disability Employment Programme and pledge scheme.
In addition to the webinars, NDTi and the National Autistic Society (NAS) are also offering organisations tailored support with any issues or challenges they are facing, or specific information needed to progress. Depending on the request, this may take the form of a 1:1 phone call with one of our experts, a virtual group discussion or face to face meeting if people have similar issues.
Please email Kathy.email@example.com in the first instance with a brief description of the help you’re looking for. This support is available on request up until the end of March 2019.
NDTI have recently published a resource Employers Guide to Supported Employment - employing people with a mental health condition, a learning disability and/or autism. The guide provides information and links to resources and aims to help employers understand how they can tap into this potential talent pool, bringing business benefits as well as bringing benefits to individuals.