Inclusive Employers

ECL and Essex County Council are collaborating on a new ground-breaking project helping adults with learning disabilities and autism to achieve aspirations of paid employment.
Female ECL customer with downs syndrome with her work colleagues at her new job at Geek Retreat in Chelmsford.

Who we are and what we do

Over the last 10 years, we have grown to offer a wide range of specialist services and are now the largest care provider in Essex.

At ECL, we strive to encourage employers both regionally and nationally to realise the benefits of becoming an Inclusive Employer.

  • Find the ideal applicant for those hard-to-fill roles! Many of ECL’s skilled inclusive employment candidates have a keen eye for detail and thrive on the predictability of routine and repetition.

  • Tap into all new talent by considering one of ECL’s fantastic inclusive employment candidates! Explore a more diverse range of candidates and you’ll benefit from the unique skills and abilities of people with learning disabilities and autism.

  • Benefit from free social media and website coverage! When you sign up as an inclusive employer, ECL will promote your business with at least two social media posts, coverage on our website and your logo displayed on our corporate partners page.

  • Demonstrate your commitment to inclusion at no cost! When you choose to hire one of our inclusive employment candidates, we’ll provide on-the-job coaching, vocational training, and additional ongoing support at absolutely no cost to you.

  • Save money on recruitment by working with ECL! Choosing one of our hard-working, loyal candidates for your next role can lead to reduced staff turnover and lower recruitment fees.

  • ECL’s inclusive employees are rightfully proud of their work! Our candidate’s enthusiasm for their jobs is infectious and can provide a real boost to morale, engagement, and productivity across the entire workplace.

  • Become a Disability Confident Employer! ECL’s team will help you to become eligible for Disability Confident Employer status, contributing to a more inclusive, productive, and successful workplace that benefits everyone.

What is Inclusive Employment?

ECL’s specialist Inclusive Employment team strive to open-up paid employment opportunities for candidates with learning disabilities and autism. Our team place talented individuals in roles to enable them to improve their skill set and achieve their goals of becoming more independent.

We support our candidates during the interview process, induction period, provide on-the-job coaching and vocational training at no cost to our employers.

Download our brochure to find out more about Inclusive Employment for Employers

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Geek Retreat

Geek Retreat

Geek Retreat is a vibrant cafe venue in Chelmsford, where you can meet, eat, trade, and game in all things geeky.

  • Published: 10th June 2021