6 Mar 2023

‘The world of work offers us more than just a paycheck’: Scheme to help people with learning difficulties into employment faces uncertain future.

It’s won a BAFTA, it’s in the running for an Oscar and challenges the way people with learning disabilities are represented in film. We’ve been following the actor James Martin, who finds out this weekend if the film he stars in has won the biggest prize of all.

But away from Hollywood, other opportunities are coming under threat. Brexit means the European Social Fund is coming to an end, and the charity Mencap which helps people with learning disabilities find employment has been forced to put staff on notice.