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.
This evidence summary seeks to address the following question relating to the outcomes of involvement in social enterprises for young people with additional support needs: What are the benefits of social enterprise ventures such as cafés for young people with additional support needs? How does evidence from academic research and lived experience back up the approaches taken by [organisation redacted] as examples of good practice? It identifies some key studies relating to the wide range of outcomes for young people with additional support needs from work- and employment-based social enterprise interventions and recommendations for good practice.
Published in ESSS Outlines on 14 May 2018
Michael McEwan speaks to Gordon Dougall, Artistic Director of Limelight Music, a Scottish Equalities professional music training and production company.
Published in Iriss.fm on 26 Sep 2016
Wesley Greer talks to Michael McEwan of Able Radio about his life from school through the highs and lows of breaking into performing arts.
Published in Iriss.fm on 19 Jan 2016
Lynn Murdoch talks candidly to Michael McEwan about life with cerebral palsy.
Published in Iriss.fm on 18 Dec 2015
Michael McEwan speaks to George Gordon, a part-time receptionist with with SCLD who has previously worked with Common Knowledge as an interviewer on the Special Olympics and as a support worker.
Published in Iriss.fm on 30 Nov 2015
Michael McEwan talks to David Ross about how his work as a Quality Checker helps people bring more choice and control into their lives.
Published in Iriss.fm on 14 Jul 2015
A conversation between Michael McEwan and Emma Hill about the East Project in East Renfrewshire - a project run by Enable Scotland to support people with disabilities into employment.
Published in Iriss.fm on 4 Feb 2015
A conversation between Michael McEwan and Emma Hill about a project to support people with disabilities into employment.
Published in Iriss.fm on 6 Jan 2015
Gordon Roy left school when he was 17 in the 1980s and attended a day centre. He was told he wouldn’t be able to work or have a family. He left the day centre, went to college and has held down a steady job for many years. He speaks about his life.
Published in Iriss.fm on 16 Sep 2014
Published in Multimedia learning materials on 15 Aug 2013