ecdp Works, our 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.