Most employers interviewed at United Response’s Supported Employment
service in Trafford, Manchester in the UK view their experience of employing someone with a learning disability through supported employment as positive. (Being something I’ve always wanted to be — United Response, London).
Half of the employers interviewed rated their employees’ attitude to work as “very good” or “excellent”. One employer highlights their employee’s ability to pick up new tasks as “streets ahead” of some of their other (non disabled) staff.
Evidence shows that positive attitudes are crucial for people with learning disabilities to be successfully integrated into the workplace.
Employers report that other members of staff become more positive towards people with learning disabilities as a result of working with them.
Several employers described how their employee with learning disabilities had changed during the period of employment, mentioning both increased confidence and self-esteem.