Poster­boyswho showLang­don’s work­in­progress

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY -

A POSTER cam­paign cel­e­brat­ing the em­ploy­ment achieve­ments of four peo­ple with learn­ing dis­abil­i­ties has been launched across the bor­ough of Bar­net by Lang­don, sup­port­ing young adults with learn­ing dif­fi­cul­ties.

The cam­paign is de­signed to high­light the re­al­ity that hav­ing a learn­ing dis­abil­ity is not a bar­rier to em­ploy­ment. The char­ity is also run­ning a so­cial media con­test through its Face­book page where peo­ple can tweet or post a pic­ture of them­selves next to one of the posters with the hash­tag #ex­traor­di­nary­lang­don. The win­ner gets a fam­ily pho­to­shoot with for­mer royal pho­tog­ra­pher Lionel Cher­ru­ault.

Among Lang­don clients fea­tured in the cam­paign is

Si­mon Houl­ton Marc Tish, who said: “I like hav­ing a job be­cause it means I get to meet and help lots of peo­ple. It’s also good to be paid so I have money to spend on the things I en­joy.”

Chief ex­ec­u­tive Dianne Martin said that “through their phe­nom­e­nal courage, hard work and de­ter­mi­na­tion, our mem­bers have re­fused to be de­fined or lim­ited by their learn­ing dis­abil­ity. Some­thing as or­di­nary as get­ting a job is their ex­tra­or­di­nary achieve­ment.

“Lang­don is very proud that 85 per cent of the peo­ple we sup­port are work­ing, with twothirds in paid em­ploy­ment, far ex­ceed­ing the na­tional av­er­age.”

Also fea­tured in the cam­paign are Si­mon Houl­ton, Mark Nadler and Faith Gardie.

Marc Tish gives a thumbs-up to the Lang­don poster cam­paign in which he fea­tures

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