Keeping it REAL in Kirklees #LDWorkWeek

The Kirklees REAL Employment team have been working to support residents with learning disabilities into work for over 25 years. Whatever challenges people face, we can help!

What is REAL Employment?

REAL Employment provides realistic and achievable goals for residents supporting them to become more independent, upskill and get into paid work.

Common issues people have are a lack of communication skills, self-confidence, the ability to learn quickly and a lack of social skills. These are barriers for people without a disability to get into work but when you combine the above with the stigma against learning disabilities and a lack of support it is a minefield for them.

Each person is supported on a case by case basis. There isn’t a time limit to support. They will work with people for as long as they need it.

Our team go above and beyond, if residents really need intense support, and they are finally successfully into work our advisors learn the job for them and teach them how to do it so when they go into work they feel prepared and have had it isn’t completely new for them.

We spend a lot of time getting to know customers to ensure that we provide the right support for them, we focus on building their skills, gaining real work experiences and then eventually move to paid employment.

More information

To find out more about the support available; and the work we do talk to our team call 01484 221581 for advice or drop into our Huddersfield and Dewsbury locations.

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