Hello I am new HERE and have a son aged 24 and has a mild learning disability .We are living in Swansea and is desperate to "have friends and have a bit of a social life as he is living a life of isolation- as appropriate " .Any suggestions/ideas please?
Also he is desperate to have a job .We have applied to several agencies /companies and mention he has a speech learning disability on forms over the years .My son has developed strategies to help overcome/ hide deal with certain situations at interviews . I was wondering if there are actual employers out there who actively employ young people with disabilities who are able/capable. We have banged our heads against the wall for years since leaving school with sheer frustration and many tears .We have attended countless appointments with a variety of agencies to name a few disability officer at Job centre inappropriate safety ability, Careers wales-don't go there, Shaw trust-brilliant ( my son attended college and attained a level 2 in horticulture) Remploy via the job centre via Swansea city council gardening job.Can anyone please direct me to or recommend employment agencies willing to offer levels of support whilst training on the job .My son needs initial support to be shown tasks and then he is flying, is an excellent time keeper, sociable ,polite, fit and healthy. He simply needs long term work, not short 6month seasonal contracts or tons of voluntary work as he has done so for experience and for his C.V. He has been unemployed now for 16months which impacts on his .So we are thinking of a new path with work in mind .
I aware that now is not a good time with the pandemic however I trying to utilise my time in a positive way to help my son …. Thankyou for taking the time to read our plight.