Employment for people with learning disabilities who have high support needs
Few people with learning disabilities and high support needs have benefitted from the development of supported employment over the last two decades.
One project that has addressed this issue is the Step Out project at L'Arche in Liverpool. This project, funded as part of the Choice Initiative, demonstrated the importance of work for some people with severe learning disabilities.
This update provides a background to this work, details some of the findings from the project and explores its implications.