Care4all M.A.D (Making a Difference) Campaign
The MAD campaign is an employment project aimed at getting young people with learning and physical disabilities into paid employment. For less than £1200 Care4all can employ a disabled person for 3 hours a week for a year. That might not seem much but for the people we support it means the world!
December 2015 - December 2016
Charity information: Care 4 All (north East Lincolnshire) Ltd
Most employers cannot afford the time and resources often needed to give people with disabilities a chance in the workplace. Most people with significant learning or physical disabilities never get the chance to work. We know what a difference it makes to the disabled people that we can employ who can say to their family and friends " I've got a job!" This improves health, wellbeing and self esteem enormously
The project will result in more young people with significant physical and learning disabilities being employed in real and meaningful paid employment. Without the project Care4all cannot employ more disabled people.
To improve the health, wellbeing and self esteem of disabled people through access to jobs
Activities» We will aim to create at least 9 jobs that will be sustained for at least 1 year
Success will be sustaining employment for at least 10 people with a significant learning or physical disability
Through the MAD project we hope that Care4all can create jobs that last beyond the life of the project. If we can sustain disabled people in long term jobs this will have a huge impact on people's longterm health and wellbeing. We will demonstrate success through people supported by the MAD campaign telling their own stories about what a difference it has made to their lives.
One of Care4all's charitable objectives is to create real and meaningful employment for people with learning and physical disabilities and therefore we are used to dealing with practical and emotional risks such as unpredictable behaviour on occasions and the physical environment not being suitable for the person. We overcome such risks by working with individuals, identifying their support needs and then putting in place actions to mitigate such risks
Funders of this project will receive a communication each month from the person that they support through the MAD campaign. The communication may be email, letter or video and will detail their experience in the workplace and the difference it has made to the person's life.
Budget - Project Cost: £10,800Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £1,200 A paid job Identify a meaningful paid employment opportunities - recruit, induct and employ individuals £1,200 A paid job As above £1,200 A paid job As above £1,200 A paid job As above £1,200 A paid job As above £1,200 A paid job As above £1,200 A paid job As above £1,200 A paid job As above £1,200 A paid job As above
Current Funding / Pledges
Source Amount Jo Barnes £998 Guaranteed Mandy Matthews £998 Guaranteed Care Plus Group £998 Guaranteed
We will be identifying jobs that will be located in various sites throughout North East Lincolnshire - the jobs will be in the areas of admin, librarianship,horticulture and catering.
Young unemployed people with significant learning and/or physical disabilities living in the North East Lincolnshire community which has some of the most deprived areas in the country.
We have 8 years of experience of employing people with significant learning and/or physical disabilities in Care4all. Cuturally we have a set of values that ensure that our disabled employees are recognised as valuable members of the wider staff team.Our wider workforce and volunteer group act as buddies and mentors for disabled staff members and the feedback that we receive is that they find this part of their job most rewarding
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Karen is our Business Support Manager and is the person who launched the MAD campaign
Janet is the Assistant Manager of Enterprises and plays a big role in buddying and supporting disabled colleagues
will fund a paid 3 hour per week post.
For me, it’s not just the money; it’s the responsibility of having a job to do. I get up early in the morning and I’ve got a job to go and do.