Our annual conference, “We can work it out,” this year will look at what work, jobs and employment mean to people with a learning disability.
We are looking for organisations, groups, and individuals who would like to be part of this event. This incudes
- running a workshop
- showing a film
- giving a presentation
- other ideas you may have!
For many people, having a paid job makes them feel valued, included, gives them their own income and helps them to be more independent. For other people, voluntary work is the right thing for them. There are some people who do not work or volunteer but whose contribution to their communities is expressed and valued in other ways.
Our Annual Conference this year will be online with a series of events between 8 November and 12 November. We are hoping to meet everyone in real life and have events as soon as it safe to do so.
We are interested to hear from you if you have something interesting or important you would like to share about
Barriers to work
This may include
Support into work
This may include
- Job coaching
- Supported employment
- Access to work
- Transition planning
- Direct payments
- Being a volunteer
- Having a paid job
- Self employment
- Working during lockdown
This includes thing like
- Employment rights
- Benefits of having work
- The role of support providers
- Contributing to communities whether you work or not
We are interested in hearing from people to contribute in Welsh and English.
If you would like to run a workshop, give a presentation, show a film, or anything else at our annual conference please fill out this form or email firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of this event, we will be sharing work and lessons from our Engage to Change project.
In memory of Sam Jenkins
This year our conference will be dedicated to our colleague Sam Jenkins who died last year. Sam came to all of our annual conferences to work, take part and meet friends old and new. We would like to pay tribute to Sam who loved life and for whom work was an important part.