Speaking at the British Association of Supported Employment

EmployAbility were asked to speak at the industry conference of the British Association of Supported Employment in Leicester this month. As the 2013/14 winners of the Supported Employment Team of the year they shared the secrets of their success and what makes them an award winning team. Christina Earl the team manager was accompanied by the Miriam Lloyd who had the highest…

Pond dipping

Groups dip and swish in Bushy Park

AboutUs have been working with the Field Studies Council to set up learning sessions.  They are a charity which helps people learn about the natural world and the environment. People from Fernleigh, The Larches and the Growth team were the first groups to visit The Stockyard at Bushy Park. Groups did pond dipping to see what…

Fan making at RHS Garden Wisley

Fan-tastic Wisley summer craft workshops!

As part of AboutUs’ ongoing work with RHS Garden Wisley, a day of free summer crafts’ workshops were organised. People from Guildford, Camberley and Fernleigh had a great time at workshops.  Andrea and Viv from RHS Garden Wisley got people making lavender bags and decorating wooden boxes to put them in. Groups also learnt about…

Voice Activated TV Controller

AboutUs have been working with Fiona, our in-house tester from  Woking DRC, to test a gadget called a VoiceMe. It’s a voice operated box that can be used hands-free to turn a TV on/off and change channels. It can help people get back their independence. Fiona said “ It’s fantastic. Your carer won’t have to…

University of Surrey and EmployAbility celebrate another successful year of Employment Works

Colleagues from across the University of Surrey campus came together for a lunchtime event on Wednesday 2 July to celebrate the success of this year’s Employment Works programme, giving young people with disabilities a chance to undertake vital work experience. This year ten people, including students from Freemantles School in Woking and independent young people…