Mencap works with many organisations who support our work to provide better employment prospects for people with a learning disability.
Below are details about some of the organisations we work with and how their support has helped us to improve independence for people with a learning disability.
The National Lottery Community Fund and European Union Social Fund
The Connecting Choices project, starting in July 2017, aims to provide holistic support for unemployed and economically inactive people aged 19 and over who are most at risk of social exclusion to help them progress into training, education, volunteering and work.
Contact: Carly.Waterhouse@mencap.org.uk or 07572 142119.
Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire
Worcestershire County Council
Luton Council ( Support into Employment across SEMLEP)
The 'Support into Employment' partnership is a Building Better Opportunities project funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery, through The National Lottery Community Fund across the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP). The purpose of this Partnership is to support unemployed or economically inactive participants to overcome barriers to move into, or closer to, paid employment.
The Garfield Weston Foundation is a family-founded, charitable grant-making foundation, which supports a wide range of causes across the UK. We are delighted to have received a grant from The Garfield Weston Foundation towards Mencap’s Round the World Challenge. The Challenge is helping people with a learning disability become healthier, gain confidence, develop friendships, learn new skills and crucially, get closer to paid employment.