Nickleby Road residents learn about the world of work

23 June 2017

Residents of a Chelmsford supported housing scheme have been receiving top tips on entering the world of work.

Learning Disability Week 2017

Sanctuary Supported Living’s (SSL) Nickleby Road service organised the workshop, which was hosted by Jobcentre Plus, as part of Learning Disability Week 2017 (June 19 to 26) which this year carries the theme of employment.

Jobcentre Plus learning disability advisor Tony Clarke offered residents guidance on employment opportunities, support available to disabled people when applying for jobs, the effect of employment on benefits and courses and training available.

Two of the residents taking part, Andrew Brooks and Paul Allen, had previously secured volunteer work with Hospital Radio Chelmsford, where they are currently both on placement.

SSL project worker Gemma Miller said: “Work and employment can make the world of difference to anyone, in terms of self-confidence and happiness, and we’re always looking at ways we can work with our residents to help them develop the skills they need to live independently.”

“We’re very grateful to Tony for coming in and sharing his insight with our residents on how they can get ahead in the world of work.”

We’re very grateful to Tony for coming in and sharing his insight with our residents on how they can get ahead in the world of work.

Gemma Miller, SSL Project Worker

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