29-year-old Rhys is an ambitious environmentalist with a talent for upcycling – he also happens to have a learning disability. Fiercely independent and incredibly determined, this industrious young man wasn’t going to let a global pandemic deter him from finding work. Just eight days after enlisting the help of ECL’s Inclusive Employment team Rhys was snapped up by a local garden centre and is continuing to bloom there…
When Connor first showed an interest in joining ECL’s Inclusive Employment Scheme, his mum was quick to express her concerns. Having been let down by other organisations in the past, she was reluctant to encourage him to pursue the programme in case it led to further disappointment. Thankfully, the team were able to convince them to give it a shot…
After being made redundant from her job of 23 years, Nadine decided to take the opportunity to think about what she really wanted out of a career. Realising that her office-based role had been lacking in reward, she started the search for a position in care so that she could give something back to people in need.
When Peter, who lives with dementia, first attended ECL Clacton (Millicents) he was quiet and reserved, but by tapping into his interests of sign writing and music and with the help of some clever digital technology, Millicent's staff were able to encourage Peter to engage and socialise.
Geek Retreat is a vibrant cafe venue in Chelmsford, where you can meet, eat, trade, and game in all things geeky.
When Project Manager, Neil Taylor of Clontara Developments, was recruiting for a site cleaner to work at a construction development in Billericay, he was pleased to be contacted by ECL Inclusive Employment Consultant, Sam Towns, regarding a candidate she had in mind called Roger.