A DEDICATED Evesham man has benefited from Worcestershire County Council’s Supported Employment Service.
Robert, has been working at McDonald’s one day a week for more than a year as front of house staff.
The county-wide scheme offers people with disabilities a helping hand with getting into the world of work.
It matches work opportunities and placements to people’s needs and strengths. The scheme aims to give them experience to help secure permanent employment.
Robert worked with the team and his social worker and care provider Rehability UK to set up ongoing in-work support and training.
One year one, he is now an established member of the team. Among his duties are clearing tables, greeting customers, sweeping, mopping, sanitising touch points, customer care and general cleaning.
Robert has really shone in his role and has gone on to achieve the business ‘Star Shift’ Award.
“I am so happy with the way it’s gone. Going to work makes me so happy.”
“I am really enjoying my role. I want to thank Sally-Ann of the Supported Employment Service, for all her help and support.”
McDonald’s Evesham said:
“Robert has proven himself to be a valuable asset to the company.
“He is hard working, always smiling, has grown in confidence, and has made many friends in both customers and crew.
Coun Adrian Hardman, cabinet member for Adult Social Care said:
“It is really heartening to hear of Robert’s progress and how much the opportunity and how the Supported Employment Scheme has made a real difference for him and his employer.
Any Evesham and Pershore business which would like to get involved in the scheme can visit www.worcestershire.gov.uk/care-and-support/learning-disabilities/supported-employment-service