I found it incredibly helpful to meet with local jobseekers who have learning difficulties and with Malcolm Barnard - the chair of the Skillnet Group - who work to support people with learning disabilities with courses, employability programmes and to develop social enterprises across East Kent.
It was good to hear about their personal experiences finding and sustaining work first hand, and what they thought could be done to help more people with learning difficulties into paid work. I was deeply impressed with the determination to get on and do well in the workplace.
It is important that we work with and offer full support to everyone who has learning difficulties so they can enjoy the same independence and opportunities in the workplace as anyone else.
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