Employability Fund (Enable Scotland)

Availability : Edinburgh Wide

Who is this for?

  • People who are aged 16 years old and older with a learning disability and/or learning difficulties and not in education, training or work

Who provides this?

  • Enable Scotland

Description

The Employability Fund programme allows people with learning disabilities and or learning difficulties to develop the skills and experience necessary to progress through the employability pipeline.

Trainers will provide additional support and knowledge around moving into work and what that might involve. You will develop the core and basic skills required to make a successful transition, whilst being supported to the difficulties you are facing.

All students will take part in a community impact project and at stage 3 a placement in a workplace environment (if COVID-19 guidance permits). The aim of this is for you to experience a workplace environment first hand and gain the knowledge and confidence to apply for a job/other positive destination towards the end of the course.

The course is currently delivered on Zoom, two days a week for 10 weeks.

How do I access this?

  • Self-referrals
  • Referrals by third parties

Stage 3 starts on 2 August and will be ready to take formal referrals from 5 July (28 days before the course start date).

Stage 2 starts 4 August and will be ready to take formal referrals on/after 7 July.

Is there a cost?

Free

Is there a waiting list?

Yes

Location information

The course is currently taking place online via Zoom.

Opening times

Monday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Tuesday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Wednesday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Thursday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
FridayClosed
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

Types of support on offer:

Drop-in
Information and advice
Support from someone with similar experience
Support in person
Support on the phone

Type of services on offer:

Carers
Learning, employability, volunteering
Long term conditions/disabilities
Men
Older people
Religion
Social groups
Substance use
Women
Young people

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