The CRUMBS Project

VULNERABLE ADULT EMPLOYMENT FUND

Pump-priming opportunities for employment. Robust workexperience as paid employees honing their skills for resilience / job retention ready for a move out to external employment. Target 1/3rd Crumbs staff team to be promoted from trainee workforce. This fund designed to support their wages.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 29 November 2016 to 12:01 PM, 6 December 2016

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1151926)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£3,000

Amount raised

£5,250

Donations

3

    Category

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

Location

  • Many disabled peope have tremendous untapped potetial

    — TUTOR

  • ? “We like the atmosphere. The staff and trainees are very friendly: we like to see them smiling: the coffee and scones are very good”.

    — CUSTOMER

  • ….. “Like a college course, training and learning how to do things, getting certificates and qualifications”.

    — TRAINEE

  • ….. “Like a college course, training and learning how to do things, getting certificates and qualifications”.

    — TRAINEE

  • ? “We like the atmosphere. The staff and trainees are very friendly: we like to see them smiling: the coffee and scones are very good”.

    — CUSTOMER

  • Many disabled peope have tremendous untapped potetial

    — TUTOR

Situation

BARRIERS TO PAID EMPLOYMENT: PROVING DISABILITY CAN BE OVERCOME 1)Taking people furthest from the workplace. 2) Assessing barriers to employment. 3) Overcoming low esteem 4) Offering: a) in-depth 2 year training programme b) careful analysis to assess needs c) Intern graduate programme to finetune attitudes and skills for sustained employment d) new Outreach job coach to support employers and employees now our target. Work-steps programme towards paid employment: the biggest hurdle of all.

Solution

Crumbs mixed-disability 2 year training in Community Food Service Programmes combats very low self-esteem/no experience of work/barriers to communication. Very careful analysis/discussion reveals ambitions/personal training needs. TARGET: attaining first rung on the employment ladder which can be a major feat. This fund creates opportunities to assist change from benefit dependency to paid work: generates references for future employment.: nationally recognised qualifications.