WE WORK for Everyone has launched

New Bristol City Council programme to help people with learning difficulties or disabilities find secure paid employment.

The Bristol City Council has launched a new programme to help people with learning difficulties access secure paid employment. Below is an excerpt from their announcement page.

New programme launches in West of England to help people with learning difficulties access employment

People with learning difficulties or disabilities in the West of England will benefit from a new programme to help them secure paid employment.

The WE WORK for Everyone three-year programme will offer specialist careers guidance to over 2,000 people with complex learning needs. A total of £4.4m of funding has been secured, including £2.2m from the European Social Fund, £1.3m from the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) Investment Fund and additional funding from the region’s councils.

The project is being co-ordinated by Bristol City Council, working in collaboration with the West of England local authorities. Employment Navigators provide one-to-one support and work closely with individuals to develop a plan that meets their specific needs and goals. Those taking part can expect a wide range of education and training to help them find and maintain work.

Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol, said: “To ensure an inclusive recovery we will need to focus on building skills and improving pathways to work for groups already on the edge of the economy. As unemployment rates rise over the coming year, unfortunately we know people who already experience discrimination and disadvantage in the workplace will be hit hardest…

If you would like to learn more and apply for the programme CLICK HERE.