EmployAbility represent at Redhill’s Ability Fair

A jointly hosted event to promote employers and providers of Adult Social Care in the east of Surrey will be attended by the Surrey Choices EmployAbility team to promote both the current carer vacancies and the opportunities Surrey Choices can provide to people with a range of needs and disabilities.

Jobcentre Plus and Reigate and Banstead Borough Council have invited key organisations to Redhill’s Ability Fair, an information sharing event on Tuesday 21 March 2017 at the Redhill Methodist Centre, 2.00pm – 4.00pm.

Surrey Choices join Wellbeing event at The University of Surrey

On Thursday 5 May 2016 we celebrated at the Wellbeing event the five year partnership between Surrey Choices and The University of Surrey

Surrey Choices EmployAbility have been supporting students from Freemantles School, Woking, in their second placement of the year at The University of Surrey. This is part of their supported internship course which they undertake in their final year at the school to help them on their journey towards work.

Nick Walewski

Surrey Choices Customer is Hoping to S‘elf’ Improve This Festive Period

An EmployAbility customer from Surrey Choices is aiming to s‘elf’ improve this festive period as he hopes to become one of Santa’s helpers. Nick Walewski, who has cerebral palsy and is in a wheelchair, has been involved with Surrey Choices EmployAbility service for over a year.

He desperately wants to fulfil an ambition to play the part of an elf in the run up to Christmas and is on the lookout for a suitable place to try out his ‘elfing’skills.

Surrey Choices EmployAbility, which supports Nick, has launched a search to help fulfil his Christmas wish.

Anton working out on hand bicycle gym equipment with a colleague from Surrey Choices

Surrey Choices Celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Surrey Choices celebrated with an inspirational story for the UN International day of persons with disabilities.

The 3rd December 2015 is the UN International day of persons with disabilities, with the theme this year of inclusion and employment.

To mark this awareness day, Surrey Choices celebrated the achievements of an incredible young man, Anton Brown, who not only conquered Mount Snowdon this year but has also started working for Surrey Choices to inspire others to keep fit and active.

Three bike project students maintaining bicycles in the workshop

Guildford Bike Project and Surrey Choices interviewed on Radio Surrey drive time

Dave O’Connor from Surrey Choices EmployAbility and Jim Phillpot from Guildford Bike Project were discussing our latest partnership project in Guildford on Radio Surrey’s drivetime show [first broadcast 27th July 2015]. The 12 week course offers work experience and confidence building for disadvantaged adults who live in Westborough. The projects takes unwanted donated bikes and restores…

Gardening together achieves new practical outdoor space

The Surrey Choices’ Growth Team and the Empower Results team from Aon Plc joined forces on Thursday 11 June to landscape our Short Breaks Banstead.
Our Growth Team usually take on a variety of countryside management projects, maintaining rights of way across the county including large public spaces but it was a great experience to work on something closer to home. The team worked hard sprucing up the grounds of our brand new Short Breaks accommodation to ensure each guest has a beautiful outdoor space to enjoy.