Showing that co-working really can work – Dr Jo Whaley

The latest in our series of blogs from the NHS Learning Disability Employment Programme highlights one of the models for employing people with learning disabilities – the co-worker employment model:  

The NHS England Learning Disability Engagement team is based in the Leeds office at Quarry House and is founded on the principle of co-working.

The new team comprises six people: a Public Engagement Manager, four Learning Disability Network Managers, working in the co-worker model, and a Business Support Assistant.

The co-worker model refers to a system of working where a person with a learning disability works together, and job shares, with a colleague who does not have a learning disability.  The idea is that both individuals are working concurrently and cooperatively on the same assignment or project.

Read Jo’s blog in full on our learning disability section.

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