Having a job is about more than earning money

Gaining/accessing employment helps to support individuals become socially and economically active in the community.

Having a job is about more than earning money. Going to work can help individuals to gain confidence, learn new skills, meet new people and feel more valued within their community.

We believe that everyone has the right to work if they want to, but people with learning disabilities or mental health needs are not always given the right opportunities to realise their potential.

Working with partners, employers and the local community, we offer a personalised approach to supporting people to access education, training and employment opportunities that are right for them.

Our aim

To ensure that people with learning disabilities and mental health needs have the same opportunities to achieve and maintain meaningful employment as everyone else.

The support we provide

Every year AFG helps support hundreds of individuals gain employment, have careers and become an integral part of their community.

We work in partnership with Mencap and Pure Innovations to help individuals look for meaningful employment opportunities. These can include:

  • Paid
  • Voluntary
  • Work experience placements
  • Traineeships

We help people develop employability skills and we build the confidence and social skills they need for work life.

Here are some of the ways we can help individuals meet their life goals and aspirations:

  • Job profiling – we work with individuals to find out what they want to do and identify their abilities, skills and talents.
  • Job seeking  – work with individuals and employers to find the right job
  • Filling out application forms
  • Creation of CV’s and covering letters
  • Interview preparation
  • Travel training
  • Supporting individuals on the job
  • Job coaching
  • Advice on benefits
  • Access to training and educational opportunities

Can we support you?

Know someone who can benefit from supported employment or can you employ someone we support?

To find out more about Supported Employment please get in touch.

Telephone: 0845 0176744

Email: mail@AlternativeFuturesGroup.org.uk