Empowering People, Launching lives
We want all our learners, and those we reach through our services to have aspirations for employment. Employment in its widest context is supported work, sheltered employment, work placements, volunteering and purposeful positive activity.
Only 32% of adults with autism are in any kind of paid work, with only 16% in full-time paid employment – a statistic that hasn’t changed since 2007.¹ Furthermore, the national statistic for people with disabilities in employment are only making minor improvements, with just over 53% in employment compared with those considered not disabled.² Never has it been more important for us to focus on these outcomes, as we currently face a national and international uncertainty in the shadow of the pandemic.
In 2020, City Bridge Trust, the City of London Corporation’s charitable funder, made a grant of £178,400 to BeyondAutism spread over five years to develop strategies, partnerships, a toolkit, and an employment pathway through our services and beyond into adulthood.
Our employment project includes:
Emily, our Specialist Vocational Advisor joined the charity in May 2020 to lead on this project. If you would like to get in touch about the programme, email Emily here.