Did you know...
People with learning difficulties/disabilities only have an employment rate of between 5-15% nationally, but of the 235 clients we worked with last year, 165 were in some form of employment (70%).
We have clients who have been in the same job for 25 years.
In the last 10 years we have supported well over 550 people with learning difficulties/disabilities into paid employment with employers including all the major supermarkets, London hotels and museums, the Houses of Parliament, and many more smaller employers.
Many clients referred to us have never previous worked, or not worked for more than 10 years.
What makes Toucan Employment different
Toucan Employment’s method of working – mainly, 1:1, very person-centred and holistic means a very high rate of clients into employment, and sustained employment.
Additionally, as our support is not time-limited, it means a much better rate of sustained employment as we can return to offer on-the-job support if needed and requested by either the client or the employer – we always remain in contact with clients and employers and have come back in to support clients at work when there have been changes, years after our initial support; without this on-going support these clients would have lost their roles.
Other ways to support
We are always looking for new employers to work with, and place, clients in work experience or employment, so any interested businesses would be a great help.
We are going to be developing some more opportunities to help over the year.