We are people with and without learning difficulties and/or autism, working and learning together. Whether it’s to be seen working, be heard campaigning or belong to a friendly group of people, people achieve their goals with bemix.
We live and work in Kent. Most of our work is in Canterbury, Dover, Thanet, Sittingbourne and Medway but we do offer some support in other areas.
We support people with learning difficulties and/or autism to speak up, make choices and become powerful and influential. We support them to gain opportunities and become more independent in learning, housing, work, health, money, travel, leisure and relationships.
Contact phone: 07410980720
Britain's Bravest Manufacturing Company
Britain’s Bravest Manufacturing Company (BBMC) is a social enterprise run by Royal British Legion Industries, and is one of the largest and most successful social enterprises in the UK. With factories in Kent and Surrey, it directly employs over 100 people, with wounded, injured & sick veterans, and people with disabilities making up 70% of the workforce.
Contact email: BBMC@rbli.co.uk
Contact phone: 01622 795900
Vocational Training and Employability
Apprenticeship programmes and initiatives to help people into work.
We offer learning and training opportunities for students who don’t want to stay in a traditional academic environment and help those who have struggled to find work through conventional routes
Contact Email: ReadyToWorkKent@theeducationpeople.org
Contact Phone: 03000 414 005
Forward2Employment works alongside Fortis Trust to support young people, with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND), in Medway, Kent and the South East, to find permanent and purposeful employment.
Contact Email: Forward2employment@fortistrust.co.uk
Contact Phone: 01634 683990
We offer a range of opportunities for learners looking to enter the world of work including:
KT&A Supported Internships
Study Programmes Traineeships Apprenticeships
Work Based Training
Our Specialist Employment Service provides a range of services to support individuals to gain and sustain paid employment. We use a one-to-one, person-centred approach, tailored to best suit the individual’s needs. Utilising our specialist knowledge and experience of services for vulnerable learner groups, adults with a disability or disadvantage, and SEND students.
Contact Phone Number: 07736 197374
The Education People - Participate Kent
Contact email: Helen.firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact phone: 07872 414911 / 03000 418830
Website: https://www. kentchoices.co.uk/
The Shaw Trust
Employability is central to Shaw Trust. Supporting people into the workplace, especially those
with complex needs is a vital service – valuable to individuals, families, communities, businesses
and the economy. Careers support helps people improve their life chances as they enter and
sustain meaningful work and tackle in-work poverty.
Shaw Trust delivers major contracts on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions,
the Education Skills Funding Agency, devolved nations and combined authorities.
Contact email: email@example.com
Contact Phone Number: 03003033111
Scope Career Pathways
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone number: 07436 562254
Garden Centre/Farm Shop/Café
Spadework is a charity, which provides care, skills and meaningful opportunities for over 110 adults with learning and other disabilities.
Our aim is to support the trainees, who use our service as they develop their independence and personal skills through social interaction
with the community, providing them with the necessary tools to reach their full potential.
Contact email: email@example.com
Contact phone: 01732 870002
Matches disabled job seekers with suitable employers.
Helps people with a disability to find work by offering ‘barrier-free’ e-recruitment.
Disabled Workers Employment
Is a registered charity that supports disabled people looking for work It lists the latest job opportunities and provides a space where you can showcase your skills online.
Disability is the result of disabling environments. The inherent biases in existing recruitment processes and working environments disable many individuals from obtaining and thriving in employment. Our role is to disrupt this status quo and current ways of doing things. We drive the conversation beyond compliance, empowering employers through a road map of practical solutions and achievable goals to ensure all people are truly included.
What Incluzy does, is help disabled job seekers find work within companies who are committed to inclusion. Covering a range of conditions, Incluzy helps to prepare prospective employees for adapting to a new environment and also aims to educate employers about any adaptations they may need to make to cater to the needs of their new staff members.
If you’d like to know a little more about a company and other people’s experiences there, visit Glass Door. This website features reviews, average salaries and interview questions for a variety of roles.
Guidance and resources about employing disabled people and how the Disability Confident employer scheme can help you and your business.
The DPD Inspire programme delivers inclusion by providing supported Work Experience, Internships, Apprenticeships and Employment for people with disabilities or people with Special Educational Needs, Learning Difficulties and Disabilities (SEND).