On Monday 17th July Sycamore Trust U.K., an Autism specific charity from East London launched their new Supported Employment Project at the House of Commons. The initiative which is being funded by the Glyn Hopkin Charitable Foundation CIO offers a package of support to perspective employers to help them sustain job placements for young people affected by Autism.
The SPACE Project (Supporting People with Autism Into Continued Employment) is currently working with young people from Barking & Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge and hopes to expand the programme over the next year into neighbouring areas.
The event, sponsored by John Howell, M.P. was well attended by local and regional businesses many offering job vacancies and support for the project participants.
Sycamore Trust U.K. CEO, Chris Gillbanks said: " We are very grateful to John Howell for hosting this event and giving us the opportunity to showcase what we know is a much-needed service. Currently only 16% of people with Autism are in full time employment and we know there are many young people who are desperate to prove that they are talented and loyal workers."
Keynote speakers at the event included Alice Hopkin, (Trustee of the Glyn Hopkin Charitable Foundation CIO) Lee Scott, (Patron of the Glyn Hopkin Charitable Foundation CIO) and the Sycamore Trust U.K. Autism Ambassadors.
For further information please contact the SPACE Project team on:
Tel: 0208 517 9317