Autism at Kingwood Work Programme

Autism at Kingwood Work Programme

 

Autism at kingwood is receiving funding to deliver training and work opportunities to 15 autistic adults.

Funded by the European Social Fund and Education & Skills for care, the money has enabled the charity to employ a part-time Work and Skills Coordinator, who will support individuals on their chosen path towards the world of work.

The coordinator will provide a range of work preparation and learning opportunities, including CV and application writing, interview skills, job searches, travel training and money management. The coordinator will seek work opportunities, enabling the participants to gain work and work experience.

Philippa Stannard, Head of Fundraising and Communications says: ‘We believe this funding will be transformational to the 15 people taking part.  As a nation, there is much to be done to support autistic adults into work. Just 22% of autistic adults are in any kind of employment (Office of National Statistics), while 77% of unemployed autistic adults want employment (National Autistic Society). Autistic adults are clearly disadvantaged from increasing their social and economic inclusion through work.’

Autism at Kingwood have a few places left, if people living in Berkshire or Oxfordshire would like to participate. Please contact renee.zgorzynski@kingwood.org.uk

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