Working on Wellbeing in Wales
Whitehead-Ross Education is excited to be working in partnership with Scope, the disability equality charity, to support unemployed disabled people in Wales. The Working on Wellbeing project is funded by the Welsh Government, through a Sustainable Social Services Sector Grant, and will support 110 disabled people in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot over the next 2 years.
The project will support unemployed disabled people in Wales to significantly improve their emotional wellbeing by developing new skills and confidence through specialised employment and educational support to enhance their economic wellbeing and independence by gaining or moving closer to employment.
Ian Ross, Managing Director, said “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Scope and Legacy to support unemployed disabled people back into work in Wales. Disabled people are more than twice as likely to be unemployed as non-disabled people, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will only widen this inequality. 1 in 3 people see disabled people as being less productive than non-disabled people. As part of this project we will be working with local employers to highlight the positive contributions disabled people can add to their workforce.”