>>David Gill: It were really hard finding
a job. Actually it’s only the last year and a half I have been in full time paid employment.
I had two jobs last year and now I’m full time with the NHS. So it was really difficult,
I volunteered before with Speak up which helped me to gain confidence so I could work and
get a job one day. But now actually earning my own money it’s making a big difference
to me and its really boosting my confidence that I can hold down a full time job in the
future as well as now. I feel like I have really brought a lot of
experience of growing up for children and young people as a person with autism, learning
disability going through schools, residential colleges and living independently. But also
as well I feel it’s really showed people with learning disabilities can hold down a
job quite high up within the NHS. I really feel it shows what is possible for people
for the future getting jobs as well. I do understand how hard it is to find a job. So
I can understand why people would feel that way, I felt that way. I would say keep going
whatever you’re doing. It is possible to get a job. Everyone has got different skills
that they can bring to somewhere. Keep going it is possible, my advice for anyone doesn’t
think they could get a job is: You will get there.
Keep going. But I can understand why you would feel that
way, I felt that way once. I’m 29 years old and I have only been in paid employment
for year and a half. Keep going keep working at what you’re doing. If you’re volunteering
or whatever you’re doing you will get there.