Along with DYW Groups across Scotland, DYW Orkney are supporting the new national DYW Scotland social media campaign, A Job for Everybody.
This campaign has been set up to show the barriers that some people can face when it comes to getting a job. These include those relating to disability, gender, sexual orientation, race and religion.
The campaign runs from Monday 11-Friday 15 November, and as part of it DYW Orkney are sharing the stories of local people who have found employment with the support of Employability Co-ordinators with the All Age Learning Disability team.
The co-ordinators provide support to people with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorders and some people who struggle to understand information, learn skills and cope independently. They work with individuals to develop skills and confidence, help them find a job that matches their skills and provide on the job support.
If you would like more information about the service, you can learn more by visiting the OIC website, here.
Our first video features Glen, who has spent the last two summer seasons working as a kitchen cleaner at the Bellavista Guest House in Kirkwall. We hear from Glen’s employer Angela Walls, who tells us about the simple adjustments they made to accommodate Glen, and the support they have all received from the All Age Learning Disability Team.