Inclusive Employment

ECL and Essex County Council are collaborating on a new ground-breaking project to help adults with learning disabilities and autism to achieve their aspirations of paid employment.

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.


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