Call to Action: Real Jobs

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We are running this campaign to draw attention to the issues that people with intellectual disabilities and their families say are the biggest barriers to inclusion.

In July and August 2019 we are focusing the conversation on Real Jobs.

We demand real jobs in the community with real pay and the support we need to be successful. 

We want to get as many people as possible to hear our message and to take notice of the issue.When we all come together we have a very loud voice which cannot be ignored.

We want you to be part of change and join the conversation:

Our movement has knowledge, evidence and experience with demanding real jobs and fair pay. We want to hear about the process for you. Share your experiences and challenges with our network.

We are collecting examples on the different ways in which our members are working to create real job opportunities, demand real pay, the support required to be successful, reducing stigma or closing sheltered workshops. We will share these examples with you to give you some ideas about what you can do to take action and change things.

If you are a member of Inclusion International and would like to share your work, please complete this form:

Share your Work

If you have any images or videos of your project, please email them to or send them via WhatsApp to +447840325771.

Here are some messages you can copy and paste to Twitter to support our efforts. Thank you for sharing these messages so that more people see them.

  • Real inclusion in the workplace means giving us access to the on-the-job support we need to succeed. Hiring people with intellectual disabilities is not enough. We have a right to workplace accommodation. Take #ActionOnInclusion, demand #RealJobs –
  • Real Jobs means jobs in inclusive workplaces on an equal basis with everyone else – the right to work cannot be achieved without ending sheltered workshops. Take #ActionOnInclusion, demand #RealJobs –
  • We must be paid a fair wage like every other employee – workplaces are not inclusive if they don’t pay us fairly for our work. Take #ActionOnInclusion, demand #RealJobs –
  • Employers underestimate us and don’t believe we belong in their workplaces. This discrimination must end – everyone has the right to work. Take #ActionOnInclusion, demand #RealJobs –

Click below to download the GIFs and Social Media visuals to help these messages stand out.

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You can also write your own message and join the conversation with #ActionOnInclusion #RealJobs

To show your support and to make sure more people see our message, you can click the button below to download images to add to your Twitter and Facebook profiles.

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If you want to learn more you can look at the resources below:

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