Unity Works wants to increase the numbers of people with a learning disability in work. This currently sits at a devastating 4.8%1, whilst we know that 65%2 of people with a learning disability want to be in work.
Therefore, our mission is to go above and beyond in creating opportunities, training and inclusive workplace experiences for people with a learning disability to showcase their talents and claim the future of their choice.
- Employed 80 apprentices with a further 70% progressing into paid work.
- Supported 236 people into work over the last five years.
- Supported 79 trainees across our social enterprises.
We run social enterprises that combine high quality training and exceptional products/services delivery. We have high-profile partnerships with a range of employers and run numerous supported employment models including supported internships.
Since the pandemic, it is even harder for people with a learning disability to get and stay in jobs. Lots of employers lack the confidence or knowledge to employ someone with a learning disability. We can help create an inclusive workplace.
We expect to be held accountable for achieving our mission – by the people we support, by funders and by employers. With more focused priorities and dedicated resources, we will reduce the learning disability gap.