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.

Who we are and what we do

ECL was established in 2009 as the UK’s first Local Authority Trading Company. Our company status means that we are a private limited company, wholly owned by Essex County Council.

Over the last 10 years, we have grown to offer a wide range of specialist services. We are now the largest care provider in Essex providing high quality care and support to older people, adults receiving reablement services, adults with learning disabilities and people with sensory impairment.

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


Inclusive Employment

What is it? Who is it for?

Benefits of employing somebody with a learning disability; Lower sickness levels, Stay in entry level jobs longer, Loyal, Enhance employer reputation.
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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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More success stories

Clontara Developments

Clontara Developments

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.

  • Published: 10th June 2021
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

Get involved

If you’re interested in becoming an Inclusive Employer, submit your details and a member of our team will contact you within 3 working days.

Keep in touch

Would you like us to keep in touch with you about events, occasional updates and information about ECL's services?

Ok great, how would you like to hear from us?

We promise to treat your personal details with the utmost care, and will never sell, distribute or lease your data to other companies to use for their own marketing purposes. You can unsubscribe at any time by calling our Contact Centre on 03330 135 438. Please see our privacy notice for more information.