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   Our vision

Our aim was to establish a project legacy in which attitudes and policies on supported employment for people with a learning disability and/or autism would be positively influenced by the good practice demonstrated by the project. Our vision from the beginning of this project was to see a world in which people with learning disability and/or autism are able to experience improved well-being outcomes through increased independence, financial status, social capital, and fulfilment gained from meaningful paid work opportunities. Our vision of a more inclusive world is now a reality.

Check out this article which highlights key statistics and data from the previous project: Article – Breaking down barriers

   Our mission

The Engage to Change project worked across Wales to support young people aged 16-25 who have a learning difficulty, learning disability and/or autism to achieve their full potential.

Using a person-centred approach, Engage to Change worked closely with young people, their parents/carers and employers to:

  • overcome barriers to employment
  • develop transferable skills
  • offer unpaid work experience
  • provide paid supported employment
  • find volunteering opportunities
  • offer access to supported internships.

    What we achieved

  • Pre-employment support for participants 
  • Accredited training for employees and employers
  • Supported work experience placements
  • Supported internships
  • We supported participants to find paid work 
  • We helped with 1:1 in-work training and support