Attitudes towards disabilities improving

Nearly 90 per cent of people believe that people with
learning disabilities are employable a survey by Mencap has revealed.

The survey of more than 1,000 adults showed that 87 per cent
thought people with learning disabilities should be able to work.

But research by the charity also shows that only 7 per cent
of those with learning disabilities actually have jobs.

Richard Kramer, Mencap’s head of communications, commented, “The
days of ‘does he take sugar’ may be gone but there is still a long way to go
before people with learning disabilities are fully included in our society.

“But at least people are beginning to realise that people
with learning disabilities can hold down jobs, benefit from education and live
independently.”

www.mencap.org.uk

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