Little Gate Farm Awarded ‘Life Changing’ Lottery Funding
Thanks to players of the National Lottery, local charity, Little Gate Farm will be creating apprenticeships for 50 young people with learning disabilities and autism across East Sussex. They have been awarded funding of £425,000 to run their new Supported Apprenticeship scheme which will help young people between the ages of 16 and 25 into paid apprenticeships with local employers.
Jordan, age 20, pictured opposite with his Job Coach, Carol, has been in a Supported Apprenticeship since October 2017. He works as an Apprentice Care Assistant at Southlands Place in Bexhill where he combines work and study. Jordan says “I love coming to work and earning money. The people here are nice too.”
Do you know someone who would like to be an apprentice? We have vacancies for young people, aged 16 to 25 with learning disabilities and Autism. They must have an EHCP & be interested in a career in Health & Social Care, Childcare or Hospitality.
Are you an employer looking for a hard working and reliable apprentice? We offer a full supported employment service which includes in-work support from a Job Coach. We’d love to come and talk to you.
• For more information call Ellie on 07722540838
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