Looking at how people with a learning disability can be supported into paid work

Work In Progress was a Cornwall People First research project. You can see the important results of the research in the link at the bottom of the page.

We looked at how people with a learning difficulty can be supported into paid work.

Research means finding out about things.


The research team was made up of the Research Co-ordinator, a support worker and 4 self advocate Researchers.

Suzy Tucker

Suzy Tucker was the Research Co-ordinator for the project.

‘Work In Progress’ was funded by the Big Lottery Fund.

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We worked with Norah Fry Research Centre and Voice, a group of self advocate researchers from Bristol.

Our advisory panel consisted of:

Molly Mattingly – Foundation For People With Learning Disabilities
Frank Baker – Clinical Psychologist and founder of Cornwall People First
Dr Theo Blackmore – Disability Cornwall
Fiona Gendall – Cornwall People First
Bill Love – National Development Team for Inclusion
Kathy Melling – National Employment Lead for Valuing People

Click here to see the Work in Progress report of the project’s findings:
Work In Progress PDF

The team made a video all about the project:
Work in Progress Video on Vimeo.com

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