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.
Reigate and Banstead have supported Andrew (Drew) throughout his journey from two hours of work experience a week to full time paid employment.
When Drew first started, he was very reclusive and his journey hasn’t always run smoothly but staff have been unwavering in their support and he has gained confidence, interacts with others and is on a positive career path. Drew has also been offered an apprenticeship with Reigate and Borough Council which starts this year.