The project was designed for Deaf and disabled individuals who were unemployed, especially long term unemployed.

This project looked at overcoming isolation, social exclusion and personal barriers for local residents. Initiatives such as this allow individuals to access a supportive and encouraging learning environment which saw positive outcomes and an increase in confidence and self esteem, as well as learning skills that will increase employability for potential local employers.

A variety of accessible and inclusive outdoor sessions were included. The sessions encouraged group work; improving confidence and communication, as well as providing individual and team challenge activities for Deaf, disabled, or long-term unemployed individuals.

Following initial 1:1 consultations at the local Job Centre people were then referred to Access Ability. Working with the individual we developed an Individual Action Plans (IAP), which was updated throughout the project. The IAP supports and utilises the Person Centred Planning approach we adopt at Access Ability.