This site is a not-for-profit CIC registered company and is intended to help those with learning difficulties and disabilities that need help with employability, finding work, volunteering, knowing their options, developing life skills and being independent for adult life.
It will raise your awareness of the options and support available. The site offers a place where important, often Easy Read information on vital topics for independent life and work with a disability can be self-navigated. It includes masses of details of support to help get you work ready and working. It is run by Karen Yates who has Cerebral Palsy and is also Dyslexic.
The site covers many useful topics in relation to disability, including work, leisure, tourism, sport, housing, benefits, physical health, mental health, volunteering, technology and education, both related to college and EHCPs and also University, also understanding topics like the law, news, staying safe, relationships, parenting and much more.
You can also learn more in relation to life and work with specific conditions such as Dyslexia, moderate learning difficulties, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, ADHD and this is growing over time.
It will provide an area where people can contribute their own experiences to help each other in relation to life skills, being independent and work. It will also signpost you to other help and websites and blogs.
It will provide an affordable Disability Jobs Board where people can find suitable work with inclusive companies. It will also help raise awareness of the merits and benefits of work opportunities for people with disabilities and the benefits for employers and the community. Charity organisations, for example, willing to offer suitable unpaid work experience or volunteering can also promote this free of charge. We are looking for partners/organisations that are willing to offer this to work with us, please get in touch.
It will provide an area where specifically relevant products and services relevant to life with a disability can be reviewed and promoted.
Website accessibility is very important to us and we are exploring options to make our site as accessible to everyone as possible. Often, accessible options are also more comfortable for everyone. In the meantime, please use this link from W3C Website Accessibility Initiative to explore accessibility options you can customise for yourself when looking at this and other websites. https://www.w3.org/WAI/users/browsing. This link allows you to explore options depending on your area of need/disability. It includes software, for example, to read web pages aloud, options to change the font sizes, colour contrasts, volume and much more.
The site is designed to be easy to navigate and use with picture categories, leading to relevant information and lots of resources. There is also a search facility if you are looking for a specific topic and you can always contact us.
We would always appreciate your feedback!