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Supported Employment

Since Discovery was created, we have supported well over 100 people into employment and are proud of what each and every one of them have achieved. 100% of families have rated us as ‘excellent’ and 100% of employers have rated us as ‘excellent’ or ‘good’.

In 2019, our dedicated Supported Employment Team won the British Association of Supported Employment (BASE) national award for Team of the Year.

Many employers are not taking advantage of the talented pool of disabled candidates seeking work, including people with learning disabilities, who are far less likely to have a job than the general population.

65% of people with learning disabilities would like to be in paid employment, but only 6% are currently in work. We believe in a person-centred approach helping everyone to achieve their aspirations.

Paid employment can give people with learning disabilities a sense of independence, both personal and financial, that they would not otherwise have. It allows them opportunities to make a wider circle of friends, earn money and put their skills to use in creative ways that helps lead to more fulfilling and richer lives.

Both the people we support and the employers we have worked with have commented on the real difference our supported employment programme has made to their lives and workplaces. Are you an employer, an employee or interested in our projects? Follow the links for more info: