Is work that is carried out by people with learning difficulties or other disabilities which is of primary benefit to the worker. Its purpose is to provide stimulus and facilitate social integration for those who otherwise would not work, rather than to contribute to the economic performance of an enterprise. Although therapeutic activity may be rewarded, there is no requirement in the UK to pay the National Minimum Wage. People with disability who are engaged in productive work or involved in the Supported Employment Programme (now called Workstep), however, are entitled to the minimum wage.
Subjects: Human Resource Management.