I can work - volunteers needed to support young adults in work placements

We are running a pilot project called ‘I can work’ aimed at getting young adults with Down syndrome into local work placements and we need help.

I can work

We are running a pilot project called ‘I can work’ aimed at getting young adults with Down syndrome into local work placements and it is proving quite tricky – things are easier said than done!

We have a number of local businesses on board, but currently only one placement has started at Mortgage Advice Bureau, Bingley.

One obstacle is the lack of experienced adults who can help to support both the young person and place of employment during the placement.

We are seeking experienced, possibly semi-retired adults to help with this support for between 5 and 15 hours each week. This can be very flexible.

We will provide training on Down syndrome, learning disability awareness, inclusion, ongoing support and personal expenses.

Below is also a link to a video on Rebecca in her place of work,

https://www.facebook.com/DownsyndromeTSS/videos/288690551820830/

If you are interested in being involved please can you contact 

Wendy, thank you

01274 561308 email office@downsyndromebradford.co.uk

 


Opportunity

Published: 01/03/2019
Audience: people with an interest in Down syndrome
Contact: Wendy Uttley

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