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We are delighted to announce that we have partnered up with the Working Progress Project in Northamptonshire that aims to help people back onto the path into employment.

This project brings together Northamptonshire based organisations who are working together to provided holistic support to people across the county. Commsortia has partnered with the University of Northampton to deliver this £1.4 million Building Better Opportunities (BBO) Project, helping people back onto the path into employment, the Working Progress Project is a part of the wider BBO Project.

The Working Progress Project, which is what Autism East Midlands has joined, offers holistic support into work by offering rounded support to participants, which could vary from confidence building and mentoring, to CV writing and money advice; all of which focuses on the needs of the individual.

The project aims to support 720 people during the lifetime of the project, which will run from October 2016 to December 2021. There are currently 8 Commsortia members delivering support to individuals accessing the project. Anyone who is unemployed and lives in Northamptonshire can access the project, but the focus is to provide support to individuals with additional barriers to work who often fall into the following categories: Disabilities, Over 50’s, BAME Groups, Ex-offenders and Carers.

For Autism East Midlands our focus will be on supporting individuals who are:

Over 19
Eligible to work in the UK
Have a diagnosis of Autism, Asperger’s or ADHD
Keen to start moving closer to employment
Need support accessing training, education, volunteering, work experience placements or employment

The Working Progress Project is part of the Building Better Opportunities programme and is funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund.

If you want to learn more about the project and how we can help you gain employment through this project then please contact us by emailing enquiries@autismeastmidlands.org.uk or call the Northampton Office on 01604 239404