ecdp Works begins fifth cycle
ecdp Works, an award-winning work experience programme, begins fifth cycle to support people with Learning Disabilities into the workplace
Less than 1 in 5 people with a learning disability work, but at least 65% of people with a learning disability want to work*.
We believe that with the right support, people with Learning Disabilities can reach their employment aspirations. For employers, it is an opportunity to tap into a wider talent pool.
Our fifth cycle of ecdp Works began on Monday 10 November 2014. This cycle is completely unique, as all of the participants have a self declared Learning Disability. This programme is sponsored by PCG, our strategic partner, and Essex County Council.
The participants will undertake work experience placements at a range of local businesses, including Meadows Shopmobility, Patisserie Coustance, YMCA Chelmsford, M&S Outlet, the Oasis Café, Accuro, Lighthouse Furniture Project and Gulf Service Station. All of these businesses are demonstrating a commitment to employing disabled people, and becoming Disability Confident.
ecdp Works involves a combination of training, a work experience placement and ongoing support. With a record of over 50% of participants finding fixed term or full time employment as a result of the programme, we are confident our latest ecdp Works participants will be successful.
Thursday 07 July 2016 is THE BIG HEALTH DAY from 10am to 3pm.
Disability Essex provided advice, support and a place to socialise for disabled people, their families and carers since 1949 but has closed due to financial difficulties.
Dust off your blue suede shoes, brylcreem your quiff and get ready to Party with Elvis on 07 May!