Meaningful Lives

Apr 21, 2024

We believe in the equal right for a person with a learning disability, autism and other support needs to have a full and meaningful life.

The term “Day Opportunities” means a package of community-based day time activities which aim to engage adults with a learning disability in areas such as

  • further education
  • volunteering
  • paid supported employment
  • social enterprise activity
  • and opportunities to meet and make friends and use local leisure and recreational facilities.

These services are separate from buildings-based day care facilities and accessed through general transport.

Employment and people with learning disabilities: A policy briefing 377kb
Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities, 2005
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People With A Learning Disability As Trainers: Evaluation Of A Values Based Pilot Training Programme 152kb
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2009
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My Day, My Way 1221kb
Patient Client Council, 2011
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Regional Learning Disability Day Opportunities Model: Post Consultation Report 438kb
HSCB/PHA, 2014
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Review of Adult Learning Disability Community Services Phase II 2299kb
RQIA, 2016
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My Work Profile: helping you to identify your skills and qualities and plan for your working future. 5837kb
Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities, 2020
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Making It Work: Employment Support Services for People with Disabilities 3458kb
Equality Commission, 2021
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Disability within the Northern Ireland Labour Market 2387kb
DfC, 2022
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What stops people with a learning disability getting and keeping paid work? 381kb
Mencap, 2023
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