An additional item has been added to capture the number of clients who do not identify as male or female.
Number of hours worked
When recording people in Table 1, the total number of hours worked should be used. For example, if a person has two jobs, one of seven hours paid work per week and one of ten hours paid work per week, they are working for seventeen hours, and should be recorded as ‘Paid - 16 hours or more a week’.
Learning disabled clients known to the local authority
The definition of individuals ‘known to the council’ is restricted to those adults with a primary support reason of Learning Disability Support who appear in SALT measure LTS001a (excluding those in prison settings).
Only those aged 18-64 with a primary support reason of Learning Disability Support should be included. Those clients who have a learning disability but this is not their primary support reason should be excluded.
The working and accommodation status of each client included in the table should have been captured or confirmed during the reporting year. Do not default to a status captured in previous reporting years but instead use the category ‘Unknown’ to report these clients. If there are reasons for a significant number of clients not having their status updated, please tell us about this in the Supplementary Information at the bottom of LTS004 which feeds into the End Sheet of the SALT data return workbook.
Working age / adults
Those aged 18 to 64 years old inclusive.
A person who works for a company and has their National Insurance paid for directly from their wages and are earning at or above the National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage1. This also includes those who are working in supported employment (i.e. those who are receiving support and assistance from a specialist agency to maintain their job) who are earning at or above the National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage.
People who work for themselves and generally pay their National Insurance themselves; this should also include those who are unpaid family workers (i.e. those who do unpaid work for a business they own or for a business a relative owns). Self-employed people should have their hours included in the ‘paid work’ categories.
Unpaid voluntary work
Work of a voluntary nature that is unpaid, including unpaid work experience, is not collected in SALT as a distinct category, so clients in this situation should be captured under one of the two ‘not in paid employment’ categories, described below.
Not in Paid Employment (seeking work)
The review or first assessment of a client with Learning Disabilities Support should allow determination of whether employment is being sought.
Not in Paid Employment (not actively seeking work / retired)
Service users who are aged 64 or under but have retired are classed as being of working age and should be included in LTS004. Older clients need not be considered.
In some cases it may not be possible to determine what a client’s employment status is within the reporting year. Such clients, who will be considered ‘not in employment’ for the purposes of the ASCOF measure, should be recorded here.