What is Employ Me London?
From April 2021 to June 2023 Mencap and a group of experienced partners, will help support young people in London learn the skills they need to move into paid work.
We will offer skills training, employment workshops, work experience and other activities to support young people on their journey to work.
Where is this programme available?
The Employ Me programme is currently only available in London.
From Spring 2021 we hope to have programmes in the West Midlands, Somerset and Bristol.
Who can take part?
To be eligible you must:
- be aged between 16 and 24
- live in a London borough
- have a learning disability, learning difficulty or autism
- not be in education, employment or training (NEET).
How can I take part?
For more information, or to refer someone to the programme, please contact EmployMeLondon@mencap.org.uk.
These are the other organisations we are working with to deliver the Employ Me London programme.
This project is jointly funded by Greater London Authority and European Social Fund.
Why is this programme important?
We believe that all people with a learning disability have the right to work. We also believe that most people with a learning disability can work if they have the right support and the right opportunities.
We have been supporting people with a learning disability into work for more than 45 years and with this programme we think we will be able to help more.
Over the next 3 years we hope to expand this programme to as many parts of the country as possible.