HS4LC Skills Bridge offers three targeted programmes for young adults with learning disabilities and autism to achieve independence and employment.
Skills Bridge Programmes
HS4LC are offering three routes to employment for young adults with learning disabilities and autism. People with learning disabilities typically take longer to learn new tasks but with the right support they can overcome their difficulties and have a better chance of gaining paid employment.
HS4LC is delighted to be continuing our supported internship programme from September 2019 in partnership with the Local Authority. We also plan to register with the Education Funding Agency and once registered we will then be offering places starting in September 2020.
The employment rate for adults with learning disabilities and autism remains at less than 6% nationally and we know that many young adults with learning disabilities would like the opportunity to work so they can lead independent and fulfilled lives; this is why the HS4LC Routes to Employment programmes are so important in order to help young people achieve the dreams and aims at gaining employment. People with learning disabilities typically take longer to learn new tasks but with the right support they can overcome their difficulties and have a better chance of gaining paid employment.
The HS4LC Routes to Employment offers three programmes for young adults with learning disabilities and autism.
Below is more information on each of the programmes:
Are you wanting to build up your work skills and experience alongside your college programme and
do you have access to personal budget or PIP?
This part-time programme is for young adults (16 - 24yrs) with learning difficulties or autism who are enrolled on a college course but looking for something extra to do on the days they are not in college.
The programme is flexible depending on need but could include working on one of our enterprise projects alongside one day in a work placement and access to our gym!
Skills Bridge Supported Internship
Are you in your final year at college and feel ready for employment but not sure you have the skills and
experience to do it on your own?
On the Skills Bridge programme interns will be supported by a job coach in a long term work placement. Alongside this will be the opportunity to further build work skills on one of our enterprise projects, increase
fitness in the gym and prepare for adulthood through independence in travel and life skills.
This full time programme is for young adults (18 - 24yrs) with an Educat ion Health and Care Plan (EHCP) who have completed college or sixth form and now want to take steps towards achieving permanent paid employment.
SEA Change - Supported Employment Agency
Are you a young adult with learning disabilities or autism who is looking for a route in to work?
SEA Change is a fully flexible programme that is tailored to meet the needs of the participant. The only requirement is that you have the drive and ambition to achieve permanent paid employment.
Our aim is to help young people achieve sustainable paid employment in the future by equipping them
with the skills they need to work.
For more information on any of the Routes to Employment Programmes call us on 01423 593719.