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CHANGE 'Learning by Doing Together' project

CHANGE, the national learning disability rights charity, are taking part in a research project creating Peer Support Worker roles for people with learning disabilities in care organisations.

CHANGE need your help with their project. Please have a look at this Easy Read newsletter, explaining the project and how you can get involved . To send your thoughts on the questions posed in the newsletter, contact Catherine on catherine@changepeople.org or Ana on ana@changepeople.org or Telephone: 0113 242 6619. The deadline to get your responses in is October 15th.

As part of the project CHANGE is also inviting learning disability advocacy groups to take part in a Skype conversation about employment and employment issues for people with learning disabilities.

They would like to talk about some of the following issues:

  • What are the things that stop people with learning disabilities getting into skilled jobs?
  • What training can people with learning disability get?
  • What projects do you know of that have supported people with learning disabilities getting into work?
  • Do you know of any stories of where people with learning disabilities have been employed in skilled jobs?
  • How can CHANGE support other organisations to employ people with learning disabilities?
  • How can CHANGE support people with learning disabilities to know what they are good at or have experience of?

If you are interested in joining the conversation, and are part of an advocacy group, then let CHANGE know by contacting: Catherine Carter, Lead trainer at CHANGE on catherine@changepeople.org


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