Work Tasters is a volunteering scheme for young disabled people aged 14-25, aimed at them gaining work experience.
How does the service work?
Individuals will receive training and be offered a Work Taster, which is a work experience placement for one or two days a week for a minumum of four weeks, to gain experience of what it is like to work in and for an organisation in leisure services.
Travel expenses will be re-imbursed.
Who is the service for?
Disabled young people aged between 14 and 25 years old.
Employers wishing to support their community and disabled young people.
What are the potential benefits from the participating?
The disabled young people participating in the scheme get to develop their skills, gain valuable work experience, build self-esteem and gain in confidence and learn new skills.
Employers are supported throughout the process by KIDS and they benefit from having an additional valuable member of staff and experience working with disabled people and the positives they can bring to a work place.
When is it on?
Various times and across the Manchester area. Contact the project for more details.
How to access this service
Contact the project co-ordinator who will meet the young person to complete a referral form. Contact can be initated by the young person, their parent or carer or a professional.
Project co-ordinator: Tracy Ryan on 07584 702026
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