Adam progressed from full dependence on mum to volunteering in Autism Plus chocolate shop and Cafe independently through accessing our Rise Programme
Juggling his own mental health whilst looking after his son was challenging for Alex, but with our support he secured paid employment and was able to move forward with his life
From a small remote village in North Yorkshire Adam was losing hope in his job search, our team supported him to secure his dream role in marketing through our Rise programme
Ashley received support from Autism Plus Specialist Employment Team, who worked closely with him to build his confidence and identify the type of volunteering opportunities he would be interested in.
Bridlington Escape Room
We provided training, strategies and guidance to help the business become a disability confident employer, and to help put in place practical supports that are neurodiverse friendly, increasing accessibility for all.
Cameron first came to Autism Plus in March 2023 accessing our Sheffield based employability project for autistic adults. Cameron had been unemployed over a year when he came to us for support in finding paid employment.
Charlotte was supported to find a paid role after qualifying with a degree in broadcasting and journalism through our Rise programme
Dylan has been accessing our SEND Youth Hub Programme to help build his confidence about entering the world of work
We helped Fabian to talk about his anxieties and found coping methods that helped to ease them. We then developed a person-centred plan focusing on Fabian’s goals and aspirations, looking to the future and what he hoped to achieve.
Hidden Disability Job Fair 2023: A Resounding Success
In Partnership with the Sheffield City Council Deaf/Hearing and Vision Support Services, we hosted a Hidden Disability Job Fair in Sheffield.
While Jack has a wonderfully descriptive – and very relevant – analogy for autism – that has not always been the case. He struggles through school with undiagnosed autism, leaving him facing an uncertain future. His mum’s perseverance led to a diagnosis at 16 years old and an explanation as to why he found school so difficult.
When Joe came to our service he was off work on long term sick and had lost a lot of confidence, and struggling to see a way back.
Jordan successfully gained a part time role working for Heron Frozen Foods. We are continuing Jordan’s support through Access to Work and Jordan feels this has been beneficial.
Our team supported Kit to look at barriers to employment, this included looking at reasonable adjustments and application forms. We looked at traits of ADHD and identified the ones that Kit identified with and how these might present in a workplace.
Nathan accessed our Multiply project to help him develop financial confidence as he took his first steps on his journey towards work. Nathan embraced the support from the Multiply project and was unaware of the support available for him prior to finding our about our project.
Paragon Veterinary Referrals – Inclusive Workplaces
Our trainer met with the senior team initially to discuss their circumstances and it was decided that a site visit for a workplace needs assessment would be beneficial. In this case, the needs assessment would not be focused on an individual employee but focused on the business as a whole.
Covid saw Robert loose his employment and confidence too, with the support of our team we helped Robert overcome his barriers and move back into paid employment
Sara now feels a lot more capable of looking for jobs independently and being more ready for a job interview. She has now obtained a permanent place to live and she has a support worker that helps her during the week.
After being out of work for two years due to anxiety and depression, Soren joined our Thriving at Work project in North Yorkshire with goal of overcoming her mental health challenges and securing a paid job.
Survive – Inclusive Workplaces
Creating inclusivity through training and workplace needs assessment
We were delighted to have had the opportunity to work with Survive, a North Yorkshire based organisation to help them improve identify improvements to their workplace for neurodivergent employees.