The relief of unemployment for the public good of young persons aged 16 to 25 in England and Wales who are disadvantaged through a learning difficulty.
We provide training placements for young people with autism or learning difficulties to get them work ready, and support social firms who will provide them with employment. We also support academic research into understanding outcomes for our beneficiarires.
To help talented young people with autism or learning difficulties shine in employment
We aim to overturn the statistics which show that 15% of our beneficiaries are in work with the majority of those not in work having talents and a desire to work. We want this number to approach the national average of 75%.
To meet this challenge our mission is to create an employment market for people with autism or learning difficulties that comprises supported self-employed, social firms, and accommodating firms.
It is possible. And in doing so we will not only help our beneficiaries, but according to the NAO we will contribute £80,000 NPV to the economy.
Pals Society aims to:
- To get 1000 young people with autism or learning difficulties into stable employment in a sector that aligns to their talents by 2025. Initially we will focus on the IT sector.
- To support 100 social firms in the IT sector (or related sectors) that exist to provide employment for our beneficiaries by 2025
- To create an anonymised research dataset that tracks people with autism or learning difficulties through education to enable outcomes to be related to early provisions.
- To grow our model of local service provision nationally through a network of PALS Society sites. We aim to have 50 sites established by 2025
- Once we have established a network of social firms supporting the IT sector, to grow into other creative sectors where skills and talents are more important than qualifications.
Established: June 2017
Registered Charity Number: 1173303
Board members: 3
Full time staff: 1
Phone number: 07549535159
Address: 61 gosport road, Stubbington PO142ANView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website