Become a Disability Confident Employer and SEND Champion
East Sussex supports positive employment pathways for all young people, including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). Are you on a journey to become a more inclusive workplace? Would you like to ensure that young people and adults achieve paid employment?
The Government’s Disability Confident scheme helps employers make the most of the opportunities provided by employing disabled people. It is voluntary and has been developed by employers and representatives of disabled people.
Find out more about the tiered scheme by watching the following video
Did you know that only 6% of people with learning disabilities are in paid employment in the UK?
Yet according to Mencap, 65% of people with learning disabilities want to work.
Supported Internships can help to bridge this gap. Supported Internships are based on a partnership between businesses and local SEN schools/colleges with Access to Work funding for Job Coaches.
If you would like to find out more information on becoming a business that hosts supported interns, then please email: supportedemployment.ESCC@eastsussex.gov.uk
Would you like to support young people that are still at Secondary School that may have additional needs? Host a work experience placement and find out more here https://careerseastsussex.co.uk/advice/work-experience-volunteering/