New Skills for Worksop People with Disabilities

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Staff from County Enterprise Foods in Worksop are among 53 disabled people who have received certificates for new skills and qualifications

They are all part of the County Council’s supported employment programme, which gives people with physical or learning disabilities meaningful work.

The courses were paid for by the County Council to help the staff gain more skills for their current jobs and to help them to be more employable in the open job market.

The 53 people are from:

  • County Enterprise Foods, which provides meals at home
  • The County Council’s three supported employment sites for horticulture and work training, which are based at Skegby, Balderton and Brooke Farm in Linby
  • Solutions4Data, which provides a service for transferring information, scanning and Braille.

The certificates were presented by Councillor Yvonne Woodhead, Vice-Chair of the Adult Social Care and Health Committee at a special reception at County Hall yesterday (Thursday 24 January). They have been gained in a variety of subjects such as independent living, literacy and numeracy and food hygiene.

Coun Yvonne Woodhead, Vice-Chair of the Adult Social Care and Health Committee at the Council, said: “Everyone has worked so hard to gain one of these qualifications and they should be very proud of their achievements.

“We hope these extra qualifications will help them in their current jobs and make them a more attractive proposition for future employers.”

Please visit our website for further details of the people from County Enterprise Foods.