The Engage to Change project is working 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 works 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.
The project is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund in partnership with Welsh Government.
Learning Disability Wales is leading a consortium of organisations to deliver the Engage to Change project. This includes supported employment agencies ELITE and Agoriad Cyf, self-advocacy group All Wales People First, and the National Centre for Mental Health at Cardiff University. The project is also working in collaboration with supported internship programme DFN Project SEARCH.