Many young people with learning difficulties, disabilities and autism are not given the opportunity to reach their full potential.

There are a number of barriers that they often face including:

  • A lack of understanding as to what people with a learning disability can do with the right support
  • A lack of good quality support to get and maintain employment
  • Attitudes of employers

What's involved

A series of engaging activities will take place twice a week, equipping young people with the skills needed to assist with the smooth transition from compulsory education to further education, training and employment.

Young people will;

  • Gain a deep understanding of co-operative values and practices,
  • Set up their own “co-operative” taking action to tackle any problems they collectively identify in their local community
  • Attend work experience at a local employer to help gain the experience needed in the workplace
  • Gain confidence and skills to take into their working life, boosting their local community

This project is built on the success of our young co-operatives work, which you can read more about here.

Our partners

Our partners in Cannock are the wonderful Mencap. Read more about their work and what they do here