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Welfare Reform on the Web (January 2004): Social Security - UK - New Deal

USERS' VIEWS ON SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL INCLUSION: A QUALITATIVE STUDY OF 30 PEOPLE IN WORK

R. Wistow and J. Schneider

British Journal of Learning Disabilities, Vol. 31, 2003, p.166-174

The paper reports the results of a small, qualitative study, which explored the perceptions of people with learning difficulties in relation to work and employment support. It found that employment opportunities for the group tended to be limited to low-skilled, low-paid work. Evidence suggests that job satisfaction and reward would be increased by:

  • greater choice of type of job;
  • opportunities for training and career progression;
  • fostering social integration at work;
  • continuing support at work as required.
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