Service details

AoD Supported employment services (LBHF)

Not Specified per hour from Action on Disability

Employment is an important part of life for so many reasons. Given the right support, people with a learning difficulty can be an asset in the workplace and make a net contribution to society. Our innovative employment programme is aimed at 16-25 year olds with a learning difficulty ensuring that they get the same opportunities as everyone else.

Overview

Employment is an important part of life for so many reasons. Firstly, it is how most of us earn a living but it is often how we define ourselves and what gives us our sense of self worth. Many of us make friends and even meet our life partners at work. Find out how we work with young people with learning difficulties and with employers

For job seekers

Are you between 16 and 25? Do you have a learning difficulty? Would you like to develop your skills? Would you like support to make interviews and job roles more accessible to you? Less than 8% of people with a learning difficulty are in paid employment. The disadvantage can start early on with people having low expectations of their skills and ability to learn. Recruitment procedures can exclude people with learning difficulties - sometimes the skills you need to get through an interview are more difficult than the job itself. Often those people that do get offered a job or a work trial are not given the right support to show off their talents.

Contact Colin on 8530 to talk about the opportunities at HAFAD. HAFAD is not currently offering employment support to other disabled people. We can point you in the direction of other providers. Please call 020 7471 8530 for more information.

Contact Details

Employment Coordinator 

Phone 020 7385 2098 / 7381 2042
Email info@actionondisability.org.uk
Post Action on Disability, Lillie Road, London SW6 7SR