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.

What previous cohorts have achieved

The most recent cohort of our Fife Co-operative (ad)Venture project created a brilliant video that highlights all the attractions that visitors to Fife can explore.

The film, titled The Fife Jaunt, offers a welcome boost to the local tourism sector, having been badly hit by the pandemic. That's not all either, as the group have also received local media coverage for their efforts! You can watch the video below.

How you can take part

Applications are now closed.

If you're interested in being part of a future cohort, click the button below and fill out the form. A member of our team will then be in touch with more information.

Register your interest

Our partners

Our partners in Fife are the fantastic ENABLE, the largest member led learning disability charity in Scotland. Read more about their work here.