Ellingham Employment Services

Ellingham Employment Services

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Ellingham Employment Services

Ellingham Employment Services is a vocational training and supported employment provision for people with learning and/or associated disabilities.
We provide specialist support with individually tailored provision to hard to reach/hard to engage adults who wish to work and obtain a better quality of life, assisting them overcome barriers to employment & thereby full social integration.

We undertake an individual vocational skills & employment understanding assessment with the client & then find employment opportunities within their employment option by firstly seeking our database of employers to see whether any would be suitable or by cold-calling, personal interviews etc.
We have formed a commercial gardening service “Weedbusters” to ensure our clients who have achieved horticulture qualifications put their skills to real use, undertaking paid employment in a supportive, yet commercially based, setting as a route to progression to employment with a “mainstream” employer. We provide a service to local business and residents, schools & housing associations to maintain their gardens, this could be clearing or general maintenance or providing a total overhaul if overgrown. Staffed by 2 supervisors & 10 people with learning disabilities, it is hoped to develop this into a fully functional social enterprise.

Founded 1986

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