About Us

We are a not-for-profit CIC Limited Company, run for and by those with a disability  focused on promoting independence and work ready skills initially through our website, irrespective of disability or learning difficulty or SEND needs and wanting to record your lived experience and strategies.  If you scroll down the home page you will see picture icons and categories for easy navigation.  These themes lead to different groups of pages of information on each topic.  These are: Money Management Benefits and Housing, Education, Health, Interests, Life in General, Workplace, all in relation to disability.   Information includes easy read materials for life topics to other materials, helping those going to university and much more connected to disability.  We want to be able to develop our own original webinars and other completely original materials on adult life topics, be more interactive as a learning resource and create a media wall of your experiences of disability and adult life.  We would like you to contribute to this.

Currently under education as well as general education resources and topics covering issues like EHCPs and Access Requirements, we have different websites that we encourage you to try so to improve English and maths or get creative such as with art websites. We have projects that are for helping with understanding the topics on this website and how to navigate this site specifically adult life with a disability related topics. We also have lots of creative English projects and math projects. All develop key skills, Independence and digital skills. We look at education and technology and also virtual reality days out for you to try and review. We also signpost to other people’s resources.

With the current situation of social distancing, the closure of education for many, the reduced community services with a move to online support, we hope our compiled trusted resources for adult life with a disability, mental wellbeing, life skills and learning, such as English and Maths resources will be useful to individuals, their families and other organisations, whilst also promoting independent use for many.

We also are looking to offer a creative enterprise retail work environment once things settle down but, for now, our products also viewable on this website, are used to fund our organisation.  Please take a look and show your support.  If you would like to explore our online services, please contact us.  Also, check out our art creative competition!  If you would like to get involved now, for example, blogging for the site, recommending resources, please email us.

Our Local Services 

Expression of interest for the Summer.  Services dependent on the Coronavirus situation and funding/income situation and possible adaptions.

We would love to hear from you if you are based in Buckinghamshire (High Wycombe, Aylesbury/Princes Risborough and surrounding areas), have a disability/learning disability/autism and you would be interested in volunteering in the following:

Photography day visits to local attractions.

Product design, using photographs and enterprise workshop sessions.

Product creation workshops like jewellery making, furniture up cycling.

Retail and customer service experience including product sourcing. 

Website and digital skills sessions.

Paid services such as help with PIP application forms.

Help with CVs and application forms/interview skills.

Sessions on adult life skills - easy read topics.

iPad apps for education sessions.

Entry Level to Level 1 creative writing and life skills based literacy sessions.

Mentoring and self esteem sessions.

Social media skills.

Newspaper writing.

Online creative competitions and activities.

Work experience finding.

We would also love to hear from you if any of you want to get involved sharing strategies for overcoming disability for adult life, be that personal accounts, art or videos others can learn from, or if you have a disability and would like to promote your creativity or art work with us.

We will be looking to make our site more interactive with more online support with a forum but also a means to collect your disability experiences and achievements for adult life.  For example, we would like to include a video wall and art/creativity.  We would like to develop the site so it may promote creativity and artwork of individuals with disabilities, not just in our sessions but hopefully independently from home.

Social games like board games.

If you would like to advertise disability services or jobs on our site, let us know for a good rate.

Our Directors and Teamhave a range of experiences, including lived personal disability experiences; experience working in further and higher education; SEND; experience in the community with disabilities; experience with moderate learning disabilities; experience as a Specialist Mentor for Autism and Mental Health in Higher Education; SEND qualifications and an MSc, as well as business running experience and accountancy experience.

If you would like to work with us - get in touch!

We are run by and for individuals with disabilities/learning disabilities.

Email us at independentandworkready@gmail.com 

 

 

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