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Posted On: 9th Jul 2015

Disabilities and Work

Fixer Adonis Gallimore
A Fixer uses her skills in a library
Practical skills are demonstrated in the film

Concerned that jobseekers with learning disabilities are overlooked by some employers, Adonis Gallimore and his team want to see equal opportunities in the workplace.

 

The 20-year-old from Morden in London, who is part of a group with special needs, wants more companies to recognise what individuals can offer when given the chance.

 

‘We want to encourage employers to give more work experience placements to people with learning disabilities,’ explains Adonis.

 

‘In the future, you want to have a job of your own so that you can get paid and live independently.

 

‘We can offer teamwork, good customer service and communication.'

 

With the help of Fixers, Adonis and his group created a short documentary that highlights the skills young people with learning disabilities can offer with the right opportunities.

 

Those featured in the piece express their desires to work in fields such as teaching, retail and the media.

 

The film was launched at South Thames College to a large audience made up of friends, family, organisations and local councillors.

 

You can watch the group’s Fixers film ‘Learning Disabilities and Unemployment’ at the top of this page.

 

‘I love it,’ adds Adonis. ‘The film looks really good.

 

‘When we held a screening it was a really great day.’

 

Hoping the film will be seen by employers and decision-makers, Adonis says: ‘I want to make sure that everyone sees what we have achieved and encourage others to be more open when it comes to employing those with learning disabilities.’

 

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Tommy is also campaigning for inclusion of people with disabilities

in the workplace. Read his story.

Author: Cara Laithwaite

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