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22/03/2010

Valuing Employment Now: real jobs for people with learning disabilities
Resources launched to support local and regional delivery of strategy

The Valuing Employment Now cross-government delivery team has developed a range of resources to support local and regional delivery.

The first batch of resources is available online (on the Valuing People Now website) from today (22 March). It includes:

A new film, 'Real lives, real talent, real jobs', featuring the stories of eight people with moderate and severe learning disabilities in real jobs. The film also features family carers, support staff and employers.

The full 10-minute version is available on DVD; the 3-minute version can be viewed online.

Government's draft definition of supported employment and job coaching.

Tools to help you make sure that all people with learning disabilities get good support.

Case studies featuring people with moderate and severe learning disabilities in full time jobs.

To access the resources please visit www.valuingpeople.gov.uk/venresourcesWebsite opens in new window

If you have any queries, or would like to request a DVD copy of the film, please email venresources@dh.gsi.gov.uk

Further resources will be added to the website regularly, and will include the full Getting a Life transition employment pathway.

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