“Having a job is about being independent, it is about having co-workers and it makes me feel that what I do is important. I have been working for a long time and I am happy with my job. But I know not all people with intellectual disabilities have the opportunity to have a job.”
People with intellectual disabilities looking for jobs have great trouble in finding long-term, sustainable employment opportunities. They want to work, they can work, but there are often no opportunities, which results in long unemployment periods or long-term sick leaves for many people.
If the barriers to employment lead to social exclusion, there are also many ways to support the employment of people with intellectual disabilities in the open labour market. This report summarises the Employ campaign done during 2021.
The report covers:
- Barriers to employment
- Consequences of not being in work
- Right to employment
- Support to employment
- Tools and resources
Read the full report here (.pdf)
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