Access Ability CIC provides support and services to disabled and deaf people, potential employers, their families and community members within the North West.
- Individual led programmes empowering the deaf and disabled to make informed career choices into employment or education
- Supporting employers to create an inclusive deaf and disabled friendly environment and in work support
- Providing disability awareness training to educate, influence and promote equality
- Provide speciality disability training for organisations, individuals, community groups and family members.
Our projects provide a holistic approach to support, guidance and training through weekly job clubs and social groups within local accessible locations. We work in partnership with Disability Employment Advisors and Personal Cases Workers from Job Centre Plus. This ensures a smooth transition to our individual led programmes, created to empower Deaf and Disabled people to make informed career choices into employment, education through disability friendly workshops and support. We have identified the need to provide 1:1 support as well as social based groups, which provide opportunities for peer support and general group discussion.
Research has identified that individuals unemployed for more than 1 month are at higher risk of developing mental ill health (Department of Health), therefore more likely to isolate themselves from their community and society. Through our knowledge and expertise of supporting unemployed disabled and deaf people we believe that our holistic approach is vital for the transition into mainstream employment and activities.
Our team has specialist experience of supporting Deaf and disabled people with confidence building, raising self-esteem and supporting with literacy translation to ensure equal access into employment opportunities. Our team will shares our knowledge and collective experiences of disability issues and solutions in the workplace, for the benefit of the individual. With this knowledge we liaise with appropriate employers to identify suitable jobs, support the individual and the employer during the application process into employment through providing in work support, speciality training and BSL interpretation.