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.

Scott Watkins quote on his career - click the image to read the full articleReady, 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

Click here to read more about Lisa and Scott’s views on equality in employment

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Ready, Willing and Able is our supported employment programme to help transform opportunities for people with learning disabilities, autism and sight loss 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 with learning disabilities, autism and sight loss. Click here to read more about Ready, Willing and Able

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Grace sits in the garden and smiles at the camera. She is in a bright pink top

How do we make an impact?

All our work pushes towards the impact of making inclusion a reality for more people with learning disabilities, autism and sight loss. Grace (right) featured in our recent Impact Report telling her story towards being employed in her first paid job. Click here to read more about our impact

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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!

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