Our scale means that we can provide significant support and exposure for one national charity partner across our business. By April 2017 we will have completed our three year ‘Looking Beyond the Label’ partnership with Mencap, the UK’s leading learning disability charity.
Just under 6% of people with a learning disability, are in paid work despite more than 80% being able and wanting to work. Our goal has been to help people with a learning disability overcome barriers into employment and raise awareness of the benefits of employing someone with a learning disability.
To address this issue and maximise our positive impact we set ourselves a number of ambitious targets at the start of our partnership around; fundraising, awareness raising and creation of jobs for those with learning disabilities.
To date we have raised £341K, provided 327 of our employees and partners with ‘Learning Disability Awareness’ training, and helped 25 Mencap clients secure sustainable employment through our Community Employment Programme.