Following our work with colleagues at the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities on the When I Grow Up Project, we are delighted to be working with Bristol City Council to deliver employment focused workshops to local schools across the city.
We are working with the schools to deliver a series of 10 workshops which are designed to supplement the existing employment-focused activity at school, while also promoting conversations with families and employers.
As part of this, a work profile is completed, using information gathered during the activities and conversations that took place over the course of the programme. This offers young people the chance to prepare and present their skills, qualities, preferences and support needs.
Enterprising People is a new programme designed to support more people with a learning disability explore self employment.
Working in partnership with our colleagues from Sixteen Co-operative Ltd, the programme offers workshops and seminars on self employment for people with a learning difficulty as well as those that support them.
As our research indicates that fewer than 1% of the new jobs reported by supported employment agencies are described as self employment, we are keen to understand how better to support people to explore this route to work.
Enterprising People aims link supported employment and community connecting to enterprise facilitation