News update: Style Acre appeals to companies to give people with learning disabilities work experience – April 2016
Style Acre is committed to finding work opportunities for people with learning disabilities. Through the recent funding of a Job Coach, Style Acre has a small team who support people into the world of work. Many people supported by Style Acre are keen to work, but need a helping hand to gain the confidence and skills to do so.
Styel Acre is appealing to companies in Oxfordshire to consider providing some work experience for someone we support. Companies might at first find the idea daunting, but Style Acre ask companies to consider job carving – that is, thinking of bite size opportunities for people. For example, Dan goes to work for an hour every Friday to scan the bar-codes of direct mail returns, so that the details are supressed for future mailings – a job which no-one really had time to do, but one which has made Dan feel really valued. He never imagined being included in the world of work and the company have done so much for his self-esteem – they even give him a pay packet!
Our Job Coach supports and accompanies people supported to work, until they are confident enough to go to work alone. Some work experience opportunities have led to permanent jobs.
Hawkins Group in Banbury provide on-going work experience opportunities for people supported by Style Acre. They say: “Hawkins Group is delighted to support Style Acre. For us, it’s not just about writing cheques, it is about helping Glenn & Ollie learn and develop workplace skills by becoming part of our team and seeing their confidence and independence grow every week.”
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