Most people with learning disabilities have little or no experience of paid or unpaid work. We recognise that work can bring about new skills, a sense of fulfilment and allows people to feel like a valued member of the local community.
Our support teams work closely with anyone we support who would like to get a job to help them find work. We find out what someone wants to do and support them to look for a job while building their confidence and any skills that they may need.
Emily, for example, works at a shop close to her home. At the shop, Emily takes on a number of important roles. These include operating the shop’s checkout, dealing with customers’ queries, overseeing sales and making sure that the right amount of stock available on the shop floor. Because she relishes these opportunities, Emily’s confidence has grown. She is well-liked by the store’s staff and many customers enjoy regular chats with her.