This is the main film from the project to profile people with learning disabilities making a great success of paid work. We meet 15 people in a wide variety of jobs and hear what they value about their work. We also learn how highly rated they are by their workmates and employers.
TALKING ABOUT GROWING
OLDER AND END OF LIFE
People with learning disabilities and others talk about their experiences.
AGEING WELL WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES:JOHN
Seventy year old John is blind but leads an active and rewarding life including sport, music and advocacy for people with learning disabilities.
ACTIVE AGEING FOR PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES
Vivid examples of how people are “ageing well” in a variety of active ways.
DISABILITY AND EMPLOYMENT: THE BUSINESS CASE
Employers from a variety of organisations talk about their experiences and the various ways that being open to disabled talent has been good for business.
We hear from some of their employees too.
A REAL HOME A REAL LIFE
How people with learning disabilities or autism have moved on to diverse types of housing and support and are getting much closer to the lives they want.
SELF EMPLOYMENT FOR PEOPLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS
Vivid examples of people developing micro-businesses and an exploration of the pros and cons of working for yourself.
SELF EMPLOYMENT FOR PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES
People with different micro businesses that are at different stages of development and an exploration of the support they get.
IT’S WORKING IN DUDLEY
Featuring people with learning disabilities who are making a real success of paid work in a wide range of workplaces.
What an amazing film! It should be required watching for all parents and carers of people with learning disabilities, and for people with learning disabilities. So much untapped potential that employers and communities are missing out on.