Charity registered in Scotland SC041642
Our activities come from our overarching belief that everyone deserves the right to work. Our primary aim is to help people with complex barriers (autism, learning disabilities, mental ill health) to transaction into meaningful work. Building confidence, teaching vocational skills and encouraging people to engage and communicate is at the heart of what we do.
- Award: £9,916 via Call 8.2
- Data published on 360Giving
Our trainees come from a range of different abilities, but most have had no experience at all when it comes to online training or learning and day to day activities like online application for employment or digital banking. Our trainees require support in transitioning from school to college, or from school to the world of work. In order to help increase independence and resilience, we want to give our trainees the opportunity to track their progress and training online as they gain work experience with us. This is through a tailored modular learning and development program that reinforces what they are learning on site in our supported workplace. Each module hosts a stimulating variety of interactions, games and activities designed to appeal to all learning styles. The modules can be accessed through all modern browsers, tablet devices and they are mobile friendly too. Many of our trainees have expressed an anxiety that has been exacerbated by the change in routine that C19 has caused. Our continued training and online activities are so important because we will need to rebuild opportunities that offer the 'latent properties of work': routine, structure, experience, social contacts, learning and so on - whether this be training or volunteering, digital or in person - while the economy is rebooting itself. This is going to be critical, especially for those further from the labour market.
20 trainees enrolled and inducted
Completion of 5 accredited compliance modules by first cohort
20 additional trainees enrolled and inducted
Completion of 5 accredited compliance modules by second cohort