A leading North London law firm is encouraging businesses to offer work placements to people with learning disabilities following the success of a scheme at the firm.
Finchley-based OGR Stock Denton Solicitors is encouraging employers to look at offering such placements after taking on two people with learning disabilities through Langdon Community a charity that supports adults with learning disabilities to live independent lives and supports them into long term employment opportunities.
The firm has also taken on another person with learning difficulties through the Kisharon charity organisation.
Richard Denton, Managing Partner at OGR Stock Denton Solicitors, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Marcus, Yosef and Shya to the team. Staff have embraced having the additional support available and having them on board has been beneficial to the firm as a whole. We hope that this equips them with the necessary skills that will help them build their careers in the workplace.
“I’d strongly encourage any employer to look into offering work placements to people with learning disabilities. Our experience with Langdon and Kisharon has been excellent.”
David Peters, Employer Engagement Consultant at Langdon, added: “OGR Stock Denton has fully embraced diversity within its workforce and have been incredibly supportive of our Langdon People and have made great efforts to find unique solutions to challenging situations to bring the best out of them.
“Langdon continue to work closely with OGR Stock Denton to help the firm select the right individuals to meet its needs. With its continued commitment to recruiting people with learning disabilities, OGR Stock Denton have showed great commitment and dedication in being an inclusive and diverse employer.”