Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Talk About Employment Event To Help Young Disabled People


Local employers and organisations are backing a Cambridgeshire County Council event designed to help young disabled people live independent lives by accessing employment and training opportunities.

The 'Talk about Employment' event has been set up by the County Council's Transitions Team and pinpoint in response to requests from parents and carers to raise awareness of the issues facing young people with disabilities wanting to find suitable employment and training or volunteering opportunities or work placements.

The County Council wil also be giving information on employment and training it offers to disabled people as a major employer in Cambridgeshire. The authority will be joined by representatives from Anson Packaging; Cambridgeshire Mencap; Red2Green; Branching Out; Burwell Print; Papworth Trust; Young Lives; Sainsbury and the National Child Minding Association.

More than 60 young people from eight schools and colleges, including special schools and the inclusion units within mainstream schools are expected to attend the event.

The Talk About Employment event at St Ives Corn Exchange on May 3, will be run by Pinpoint Cambs which has been commissioned by the County Council to support the participation of parent carers in decision making around the planning and delivery of services designed to support young people as they move between children and adult services.

Parents are invited to attend, and local employers interested in attending or sending information should contact Lynn Powell on 07871 558850 or lynn@pinpoint-cambs.org.uk.