Case Studies

Carmen's story

Carmen's story

Carmen, who's in her 80's, has reduced mobility due to a car accident. She lives with her son, who works full time so has been attending Marylands for the last two years and is happier than ever

  • Published: 10th August 2023
Donna

Donna

During her time with ECL, Donna Hampson has experienced almost every aspect of the business. Joining as a Community Care Assistant (CCA) nearly five years ago, she has since excelled as a Trusted Assessor (TA), in planning roles, and as a Local Business Manager (LBM). She’s now working hard to help others launch their own successful careers in care…

  • Published: 30th May 2023
Inclusive Employment – an employee perspective: Sarah Jennings

Inclusive Employment – an employee perspective: Sarah Jennings

One of our most recent Inclusive Employment success stories is Sarah. Sarah is 26 and loves art, cooking, and West Ham United football club. She lives with profound deafness and autism and attended ECL Chelmsford day service where she undertook work-based training to hone her catering skills. With her training under her belt, she was keen to get a paid job in catering, and our Inclusive Employment team helped her find her ideal job at The Lion Inn, in Boreham.

  • Published: 23rd May 2023
Inclusive Employment – an Employer's Perspective: The Lion Inn

Inclusive Employment – an Employer's Perspective: The Lion Inn

Busy hotel and restaurant, The Lion Inn is a popular local employer that values efficiency, reliability, and teamwork. The business is no stranger to inclusive employment and when our team approached them about the possibility of employing Inclusive Employment customer Sarah Jennings, they were immediately receptive to the idea. Sarah, lives with autism and profound deafness. The Lion Inn offered her a work trial and she did herself proud and was offered a job as a Prep Chef!

  • Published: 23rd May 2023
ECL Colchester - Woodlands customer supported to connect with local community

ECL Colchester - Woodlands customer supported to connect with local community

Part of the ECL day service ethos is an emphasis on community engagement. Forging relationships with local community groups to enable customers to participate in activities they enjoy, expand their social network, and achieve greater independence. One customer that has really benefitted from this approach is David, a long-time customer of ECL Colchester. Following a recent partnership with a local church group , David has found ‘his’ place in his local community and is happier than ever.

  • Published: 22nd May 2023