Inclusive Employment

For adults with learning disabilities and Autism with ambitions of gaining paid work, the Inclusive Employment programme will enhance the opportunities available to you; by identifying possible employers, developing CVs, arranging and mediating interviews, offering skills development, work experience and on-the-job coaching.

Carer and customer

ECL’s team of Inclusive Employment Consultants work with individuals to develop their skills, confidence, and work experience in order for them to be able to realise their career ambitions.

All of the adults that we support through Inclusive Employment benefit from:

  • Bespoke career guidance and support including vocational profiling
  • Vocational and accredited qualifications
  • Work experience placements based on an individual’s interests. So far, we have placed our candidates into horticultural, facilities management, care, retail and hospitality settings, ensuring they are equipped with the skills they need to begin their career.

On attaining employment, we provide support for both employees and employers for as long as required, to ensure a successful outcome for both parties.

We’re pleased to announce that our Inclusive Employment Service has been awarded the Supported Employment Quality Framework (SEQF) kite mark grading of ‘good provider’ following it’s very first audit.

Good Provider Model fidelity


People using laptop computers

Supports adults with learning disabilities and or Autism to achieve their aspirations of paid employment.



Two staff members working on the tills in the Geek Retreat.

We strive to encourage employers both regionally and nationally to realise the benefits of becoming an Inclusive Employer.


It has been great to give Ellen the opportunity of employment, she is more than capable of doing the job and it’s reassuring to know that both Ellen and myself have the back-up from ECL if needed, I would definitely recommend inclusive employment to other employers.

-Richard Trower, Owner, Geek Retreat

Marsh Farm

Marsh Farm is an animal adventure park spread over 30 acres of farmland in South Woodham Ferrers, Essex. Taken over by the Partyman Company in 2013, the Farm has become a top-class attraction which employs around 130 people and welcomes thousands of visitors every year.


Marsh Farm employee

David is a 39-year old an animal fan who loves learning. He had been enjoying volunteering at a local nature reserve before Covid-19 took hold. Once the world reopened, he was keen to regain some of the independence he had lost during the pandemic.


Opportunities for adults with learning disabilities and autism

At ECL, we provide services across Essex and neighbouring boroughs of London to support adults with learning disabilities and autism.

Meet.....Zach, Cloe, James and George

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In this film, we hear how employment has transformed the lives of four individuals – Zach, Cloe, James, and George

Meet Josh

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Learn more about Josh's employment journey at Landon Hills Golf Club.

Meet Ellen

Ellen was very keen to secure paid employment either working in a shop or cinema and was willing to work hard to achieve her dream.