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Speakup is passionate about employing people with learning disabilities, who are often discriminated against in the labour market. We employ 6 peoples with learning disability on a salary and a further 21 people for 3.5 hours each week at minimum wage. This allows for continued benefits. People with learning disabilities want to work. To sustain and safeguard the employment we have created, and to increase employment to a minimum of 12 people with learning disabilities on a salary, we need to make sure Speakup has funds to maintain this work in the future.
Speakup has created 3 Social Enterprises to help support this idea called ‘The Friendly Information Company,’’ The Friendly Resource Company’ and ‘The Friendly Trading Company,’ we want to develop these enterprises into thriving organisations where people with learning disabilities can work in a supported environment for many years.