Surrey Choices began its EmployAbility service 20 years ago with a vision to give those with support needs the opportunity to enter into the workplace and utilise their skills. Over the last two decades, we have placed many enthusiastic and hard working people into voluntary or paid work.
A Surrey Choices customer with support needs has spoken about the confidence boost that her job at Sainsbury’s Burpham has given her after receiving a ‘25 Years Service’ award.
A lifetime dream has been fulfilled for a 21-year-old man with Asperger’s syndrome and autism after he secured an apprenticeship with Channel 4.
Since leaving college, Lewis Barlow-Hyde aspired to work within the media industry but he never believed that he would realise his dreams due to the barriers he felt he had to overcome.
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.
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 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.
Surrey Choices customers have transformed the space around a public library from an overgrown mess into an attractive area.
Surrey Choices Growth Team, which is part of the Horticulture scheme, recently landscaped a damaged space around Godalming Library.
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.
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…