Surrey Choices’ EmployAbility team has teamed up with University of Surrey to offer a range of work experience placements for students from Freemantles school (a school for people with Autism). For two terms, students will be able to access roles including office support, catering, retail and facilities allowing students to gain the skills they need to go out into the world of work.
The office project team work all year developing office skills, building their confidence, independence and ambitions to work towards paid or voluntary employment.
The team arranged a Christmas feast to celebrate their achievements over the past year, funded by the work they do for their local community.
Firestone Rock Band hosted a lunchtime Christmas concert early in December, getting everyone in the mood for the festivities across our services.
You can still to watch the concert online until the 10 January click the link below
We are excited to announce the launch of our new complementary therapy service working with Holistic Harmony of Merstham, Surrey.
Former Surrey County Council Apprentice has been shortlisted for adult learner award. Bjorn Svard who now works for Surrey Choices EmployAbility team in the Ashford Office Project supporting disabled people to learn office skills, has been awarded by Guildford College for the Surrey Adult Learner of the Year Awards. Bjorn who has autism needed some…
Services from around Surrey came together to support the BBC Children in Need Appeal 2014. Super heroes from Woking Disability Resource Centre took on a 60 mile cycling challenge to raise money to support disadvantaged children in the UK. Participants used adapted electric static motorised THERA-Trainers bikes, which enable everyone, whatever their ability, to take part either by pedalling…
The British Association of Supported Employment brought out a new qualification for supported employment practitioners this year and Donna Crompton from Surrey Choices, Employability has become the first person on the qualification to have submitted a completed evidence portfolio to be assessed. Once her portfolio has been fully assessed she will become the first of…
The newly revamped Colebrook has bagged a £1,000 prize in a national competition held by Dulux, thanks to overwhelming support from the Redhill community.
Colebrook was shortlisted for the prize after it transformed its premises using a paint donation from the Let’s Colour project – colouring its walls with bright splashes of paint in a modern art style.
Funding has been secured to open the Sheerwater Bike Shop for two additional days a week which will provide work experience in retail, admin and bike mechanics. The successful partnership between Surrey Choices EmployAbility and the Guildford Bike Project will support disabled residents to learn skills and receive support to find work. Any disabled job seekers who live in…
The sessions are coached by Ashcombe Volleyball Club based at the Ashcombe School in Dorking. They run on Thursdays, 6.30pm to 7.30pm.
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