Disabled people face jobs barrier
The chief executive of Lincolnshire-based charity Linkage Community Trust has called for more jobs to be created for disabled people.
Ges Roulstone said there were too many unacceptable barriers restricting people's opportunity for work if they are disabled.
He said: "For young people and adults with learning disabilities, the most challenging journey they face can be the journey into a more ordinary life. The 'ordinary' things of life that their non-disabled peers take for granted, such as an education which meets their needs, taking an active role in the community and having a job, can often demand extraordinary efforts.
"People with learning disabilities are amongst the most marginalised groups in the labour market and one of the biggest barriers is that too few employers hold the view that these fellow citizens are employable."
Linkage currently supports around 40 learning disabled adults in paid work.