Green fingered gardeners from Surrey Choices’ Growth Team paired up with volunteers from Lloyds Bank during their company corporate day to carry out conservation work on the gardens at Langtons House in Ottershaw. The Growth Team, a group of people who are taught and supported by Surrey Choices to carry out practical gardening, landscaping and…
Employing people with a learning disability According to Mencap, only 6% of people with a learning disability known to local authorities and who are of working age are in paid employment. Despite the fact that 65% of people with learning disabilities want paid work, many are unable to get a job for reasons that could…
Hi I’m Rachael Walker and I am the Employment and Communities Manager for the East and Mid Surrey EmployAbility Team. The team support people to access and retain employment that matches their choices and skills. I enjoy my job as every day is different, the feeling you get when someone gets their first job and…
This year customers from across all of our Activity Centres took part in our Seasonal Six Festive Card Competition by designing a festive card front to be in with a chance of having their design professionally printed.
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.