At WALK we believe that everyone who wants to work, have a job and a career can do so, given the right supports. Our role is to facilitate individuals to fulfil their employment and career aspirations by supporting them to realise their potential, access opportunities and build their own natural supports.
Through the Walkways Project WALK developed and piloted two innovative supported employment programmes (WALK PEER Programme and WALK REAL Programme) aimed at increasing the rate of employment for people with intellectual disabilities.
Article 27 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities recognises the right of persons with disabilities to work, on an equal basis with others; this includes the right to the opportunity to gain a living by work freely chosen or accepted in a labour market and work environment that is open, inclusive and accessible to persons with disabilities. States Parties shall safeguard and promote the realisation of the right to work, including for those who acquire a disability during the course of employment, by taking appropriate steps, including through legislation.