The European funded Real Opportunities Transition into Employment Project worked with young people aged 14 – 19 with severe and complex needs, or a learning disability, supporting them through their transition to adulthood.
Throughout all experiences, individuals were supported by one of ELITE’s specially trained staff of Peer Mentors, who provided one-to-one training and social support.
Work Choice was an employment programme that supported people with disabilities and long-term health issues who faced real barriers in gaining and keeping work. Work Choice operated in partnership with Shaw Trust on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions.
Work Choice was a flexible programme that was individually tailored. It helped individuals reach their full potential so that they could move to independent, unsupported employment.
BBC Children in Need
BBC Children in Need provided funding for ELITE to work with young people with disabilities aged 14 to 18 years, throughout South and West Wales. The project enabled the young people to receive appropriate support to experience the opportunity of a specialised vocational assessment, work awareness course, employment visits and work experience in ordinary work settings.
The project provided our participants with an informed choice to progress to a vocational training course or their own employment goal.
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