Stepping Stones Employment Service held its latest Employer Breakfast at the end of September 2011.
It was attended by a variety of local employers, including Guest speakers from Northern Bank who presented on their experience of providing a work opportunity for someone with a learning disability in partnership with Stepping Stones Employment Service.
During the presentation from the Northern Bank they spoke of their initial concerns around lack of experience and an understanding of learning disability. Wendy from Northern Bank emphasised that following disability awareness training for staff and ongoing support in the workplace for all parties ensured the positive impact that the employment has had on the company. “Stephen has become an invaluable, committed, and competent member of the team, who continues to progress each day in his role.” Wendy Carlton, Northern Bank.
When discussion was opened to the delegates, further opportunities for our clients to work were presented by various employers.One employer commented “Stepping Stones is an organisation that everyone should be spreading the word about!”