Building our first supported employment programme in collaboration with John Lewis Partnership
We’re incredibly excited to be building our first supported employment programme, Ready, Willing and Able, together with John Lewis Partnership and The Golden Jubilee Trust.
John Lewis Partnership are celebrating 20 years of their unique volunteering programme, The Golden Jubilee Trust, having supported over 900 charities so far. We are proud to join their ranks and are looking forward to welcoming our 11 new colleagues, who will join us for 6 months to help us launch Ready, Willing and Able.
Ready, Willing and Able
“With only 6% of people with learning disabilities in paid work, we're all missing out on their talents both in the workplace and in society." – Lisa Hopkins, SeeAbility’s CEO
Ready, Willing and Able is our supported employment programme to help transform opportunities for people who have learning disabilities or who are autistic to secure meaningful work and change opinions so employers realise the value of having inclusive and diverse workplaces. To support this project, the John Lewis Partnership secondees will help create a toolkit to help potential employers understand how best to recruit, retain, support and develop the careers of people who have learning disabilities or are autistic.
How do we make an impact?
All our work pushes towards the impact of making inclusion a reality for more people who have learning disabilities or are autistic. Grace (right) featured in our recent Impact Report telling her story towards being employed in her first paid job.
Meet previous John Lewis Partnership secondee, Lesley
“I’ve loved every minute and couldn’t have hoped for a better place to work or nicer people - both colleagues and people we support.” Watch previous John Lewis secondee Lesley talk about her time with SeeAbility!