Customers and staff at Surrey Choices walked away with four YES! (Youth Empowered Surrey) Awards this week in celebration of their achievements in the workplace.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mette Le Jakobsen to the role of Managing Director of Surrey Choices.
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 2016 survey by Totaljobs found that one in four deaf people have quit their job due to discrimination and 47% reported receiving no specific support or guidance from employers.
A film aimed at changing the attitudes towards disability premiered in London last week, featuring Surrey Choices’ Rhythmic Collision dance company.
We have raised money for the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust by offering affordable pieces of art to the community.
Our Pop-Up Art Gallery has opened offering affordable pieces of work exhibiting work from our customers who have a range of disabilities.
Our Shared Lives service is provided by carefully chosen single people, couples or families who offer support and accommodation within their own households. The people they support live or stay as part of the Shared Lives Carers’ family having been carefully matched by experienced teams at Surrey Choices.
We had our first staff Annual Achievers Awards event this week, paying tribute to the exceptional achievements of company employees.