Enable Wolverhampton Celebrate at the National Learning Disabilities & Autism Awards

Midlands based supported employment service, Enable, recently attended the National Learning Disabilities & Autism Awards, held at the ICC in Birmingham on Friday 14 July. Wolverhampton City Council was announced as a finalist in the category ‘Employer of People with a Disability’. Enable Wolverhampton were invited to attend as part of the team due to its substantial contribution to employment of individuals with disabilities in the city.

The National Learning Disabilities & Autism Awards celebrate excellence in the support for people with learning disabilities and aim to pay tribute to those individuals or organisations who excel in providing quality care. Over 650 people from the learning disabilities and autism sector attended the event, which was hosted by TV personality, Sally Phillips who spoke powerfully about her experiences as a mother to a son with autism and referred to the finalists as “the best people in the world” for the work they do. The event included a champagne reception and gourmet meal, followed by a performance by Inspirational Dance Syndrome.

The Wolverhampton Disability Service was launched in 2015 and the team have been working closely with Wolverhampton City Council to boost employment in the area for people with disabilities. This has included the recent project, ‘Employment is Everyone’s Business’, in which the Council worked with local businesses and organisations to help educate employers and assist individuals in their journey into paid employment. Enable’s support includes but is not limited to; help with seeking jobs that are a “good fit” for each person, CV writing, interview training, job searching, help with the application process, approaching employers, assessing risks, post-employment support and job coaching.

Enable is proud to have been selected to attend the awards ceremony in which the Council was commended for their progressive work with people within this sector.