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FamilyCarers can be faced with many challenges juggling paid employment and their caring role and may not always be aware of their rights to enable them to continue to combine work and caring. Some carers may be considering giving up work so that they can continue to care, or their role as a carer may have recently ended and they would like to seek employment or volunteering opportunities.

People with a learning disability are more excluded from the workplace than any other group of disabled people. Research shows 65% of people with a learning disability want to work, and that with the right support they make highly valued employees. However, only 1 in 10 people with a learning disability known to social services are currently in paid work, and even then it is often for part-time hours and low pay.

ARC (Association for Real Change)

Organisation: ARC (Association for Real Change)
Type of Resource: Organisation
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Tags: Diversity And Equality
What's it about and who is it for?

Association for Real Change is a membership organisation, which supports providers of services to people with a learning disability. ARC provides a range of services such as high quality information, networking opportunities, learning disability training, qualifications, publications, and Disclosure checks.

Weblink: www.arcuk.org.uk
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NFCN Annual Report 2014-15

NFCN Annual Report 2014-15

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