PEOPLE with a learning disability will have a much better choice of employment if the States support a new strategy designed to make that happen.
Deputy Ian Gorst has lodged the draft strategy, which includes recommendations for the improved transition into the workplace of people with autism.
At present, although some students in those groups receive support while in full-time education, there is not enough assistance in preparing them for the workplace because of lack of funding.
Meanwhile a major study has been launched into the care of elderly people in Jersey.
The standard of care, the spiralling costs of homing the elderly and the provisions for allowing pensioners to live in their own homes will be reviewed during a three- month study by the Health, Social Security and Housing Scrutiny panel.
Panel member Deputy Roy Le Hérissier said: ‘This is a major study. The population is ageing and there is immense concern when relatives are put into residential or nursing homes because the costs can be quite horrendous and it can be a huge drain on the family’s savings.
‘We will be looking at a number of things, including cost and the standard of care in nursing and residential homes.
*Anyone who wants to give the panel information should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the Scrutiny office on 441080 before 25 July.