Steps to Employment

Your journey into work starts here

Help and guidance from our employment coaches

Everyone wants a meaningful job and at Heart of England Mencap we believe that people with a learning disability should have that opportunity too.

Thanks to funding from the European Social Fund and the National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund, we are now able to work with other partners, to improve opportunities for people with learning disabilities in the Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick districts.

Under the name Building Better Opportunities - we are running two projects:

  • Accelerate – for people over 25
  • Progress – for people under 25

These provide support and guidance for people with a learning disability and to other disadvantaged members of our community.

We have two project bases – at the Job Pod at Stratford-upon-Avon College and at the Sydni Centre in Leamington Spa.

There, we are able to support people on their journey into employment, identifying and developing interests and skills, offering practical help with CVs and interviews, signposting and supporting with training and education, and sourcing opportunities for volunteer and paid work placements.

Our friendly employment coaches are there to provide support at each and every stage.

 

To find out more about Accelerate please contact Karen Rousell on 07949 304626 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


For Progress, contact Nikki Hillard on 07398 851215 or email 
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