For people seeking employment
Work means far more than money and productivity; it means self-esteem, confidence and social opportunities.
At Dimensions, we know from experience that with the right support, it is possible for almost anyone with learning disabilities to do a productive job.
People who are supported into employment by Dimensions have real jobs, where they can fulfill their employment aspirations and achieve social and economic inclusion.
Many hundreds of people are supported with employment by Dimensions as a normal part of their support plans.
And Dimensions directly employs many people with learning disabilities and autism – our 50 experts by experience quality check our services and support interviewing and induction for new staff. We also employ learning disabled film makers, reception staff and spokespeople, and are increasingly working with family experts too.
Through our dedicated supported employment service, which follows the British Association of Supported Employment’s best practice approach, we support other individuals into employment who do not necessarily meet traditional criteria for ‘job readiness’ or ‘employability’.
Mark Brueford, for example, is a young man from Somerset with Aspergers who now works as a production operative at a local recycling firm. Read Mark’s story.
And crucially, through raising self-esteem and social interaction, supported employment can often result in overall reductions to support costs.
Find out more about how we support people to find work using ‘Find local services’ at the top of the page.