Homes & support Ready, Willing and Able - Helping everyone reach their full potential What we do Ready, Willing and Able is SeeAbility’s supported employment programme for people with learning disabilities and autism, some of whom may have sight loss, who need extra support to move into work, develop their career and realise their ambitions. Our offer to you At the heart of Ready, Willing and Able is inclusion, with the person always at the centre of the programme. SeeAbility has over 220 years’ experience of enabling adults with learning disabilities, autism and sight loss to achieve extraordinary things and our Ready, Willing and Able programme now enables people to realise their ambitions around paid employment. It also gives employers the opportunity to recruit enthusiastic and talented individuals who will become valued employees. Breaking down barriers to employment Our Head of Engagement, Scott Watkin, tells his story: When I was in school, I was told by my teacher I would never live independently, have a job or a family. My life hasn’t been easy and I have had to fight to be valued. But today, I live in my own home with my wife and daughter [and] I have built a career I am really proud of. Read Scott's story Support for those looking for meaningful employment At Ready, Willing and Able we believe everyone deserves the chance to have a career, not just the opportunity to work. Our supported employment programme is here to make this happen so that every person supported can realise their full potential. All we ask is that you’re motivated! SeeAbility’s Ready, Willing and Able supported employment coaches will provide all the support you need to secure employment and transition into work. They will be the link between you and potential employers, to ensure it’s a good fit for both you and your new employer. Inclusive recruitment and support for employers Underpinning the Ready, Willing and Able programme is a core belief that everyone deserves opportunity of a career, not just the opportunity to work - and that an inclusive work force leads to greater diversity of thought and innovation. However, we recognise that many employers may view inclusive recruitment as a step into the unknown which they don’t have the confidence to take without support. The programme is here to support employers every step of the way. SeeAbility’s specialist supported employment coaches will provide the link between the employer and participant. They will act as facilitators, using a range of dedicated support and training packages to make the programme a success and ensure a good fit for all involved. Get in touch Interested? If Ready, Willing and Able sounds like a good fit for you or your organisation, please contact us at [email protected] to discuss how we can work together in partnership.