Employment

Journeys back into work

A series of case studies on the subject of supported employment

Journeys back into work

The inequality between disabled people's employment rates and those of the general population is stark. Despite improved legislation and various employability initiatives to tackle the disparity, little progress has been made in increasing the level and quality of disabled people's labour market participation.

Journeys back into work: Lyndsay Scott

Journeys back into work

Lyndsay Scott

Lyndsay Scott has a visual impairment which proved a barrier to finding employment. With support from RNIB she was able develop the skills necessary to work in cafe and subsequently become a manager,

One of a series of videos on the subject of supported employment, made by Iriss in partnership with SUSE (Scottish Union of Supported Employment).

Journeys back into work - Julie Pert

Journeys back into work

Julie Pert

Julie Pert has systematic lupus erthymatosis. After being made redundant she found it very difficult to find employment until Cornerstone helped her secure a job as a catering assistant in a care home.

One of a series of videos Journeys back into work on the subject of supported employment, made by Iriss in partnership with SUSE (Scottish Union of Supported Employment).

Journeys back into work: Elizabeth Marr

Journeys back into work

Elizabeth Marr

Elizabeth Marr had severe depression until SAMH supported her into working with people with mental health problems.

One of a series of videos on the subject of supported employment, made by Iriss in partnership with SUSE (Scottish Union of Supported Employment).

For more information on this subject, please see the Journeys Back Into Work website.

Journeys back into work: Victoria Burns

Journeys back into work

Victoria Burns

Victoria Burns has cerebral palsy. Fraktul, a web design and marketing company, found helpful advice and support from Capability Scotland on making adaptations to the workplace to support Victoria.

One of a series of videos on the subject of supported employment, made by Iriss in partnership with SUSE (Scottish Union of Supported Employment).

Digital storytelling - Liam's video CV - Liam Robertson

Liam's video CV demonstrates how someone with autism can use video to help others see beyond the disability

Liam Robertson - star on door

Liam Robertson is 20 years old and has autism. He has a passion for film and would like to pursue a career in the theatre.

In this video Liam talks about his interests and aspirations, attending Scottish Youth Theatre and working in a Barnardo's shop, and he delivers a monologue from Citizen Kane.

Update 2015

In 2015 we caught up to find out how Liam's career in TV and film is progressing.