What is Employment and Personal Development?
Mencap have been supporting people with a learning disability to find and keep jobs in Northern Ireland for 25 years.
We can help you to think about what types of work you might like to do and then set up a work placement for you to learn how to do this job. We will work with you to create a plan that says what you want to achieve, how long this will take and what support you will need.
We will give you as much support as you need during your placement and will work very closely with the employer providing the placement and with your family and support network. We will call out to see you and the employer frequently throughout your placement, helping you to sort out any issues or problems along the way.
We will also set up a number of reviews for you throughout the year, to make sure you are on track to achieve your goals, and to make any changes to your plan if needed.
Rachel at Boots
"When I got the job I felt excited and less worried. It was a stress worrying about the future and wondering if I’d ever get a job.”
“I get up in the morning and I’m excited to have something to do. Everyone likes me in Boots and I really enjoy it. I really love it here. It’s like a home from home.”Read Rachel's story