Skylarks

Access to Work

Working with local councils, employers and professional training bodies, we will support and train young people with additional needs and disabilities to prepare for their transition into the workplace.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1148114)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£40,000

Amount raised

£39,892

Donations

73

Championed by The Childhood Trust

    Categories

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

Skylarks knows that our young people are keen and excited to get into work. However, they are anxious about the barriers they may face to do this. Many disabled people are faced with issues such as discrimination, a lack of understanding or fear of 'getting it wrong' from an employer or physical obstacles stopping them from accessing or integrating into the workplace.

Solution

Our Access to Work project will work within the community, connecting families, young people, councils and employers. It will provide training for young people with disabilities, equipping them with the relevant skills and knowledge, and help businesses to identify and remove barriers that could be adversely affecting young disabled people's work opportunities.