Over the past year, we have helped 900 people with autism or a learning, physical or sensory disability to find work placements through our Surrey Choices EmployAbility service.
The success of the service was celebrated recently at our Making a Difference awards where we highlighted what a difference being within a work environment can make to our customers lives. However, it’s not just our customers who have seen the advantages – some of the biggest employers in the country have benefitted from adding hard working, enthusiastic and skilled individuals to their teams.
ASDA at Burgh Heath employ three of our customers so they are recognised as a forward-thinking store, employing people with disabilities. Russel Leatherby has been working at Asda for 27 years and in his role he has seen many managers come and go.
ASDA now has over 525 stores across the UK and has been part of the Wal-Mart family since 1999, employing 160,000 colleagues with a well-deserved reputation for being the best and the friendliest in the industry.
ASDA stores are all Stores of the Community as they play a positive part in all aspects of life in their local community from establishing a new local supplier to working with the emergency services in the area.