The Working Age Project is designed to support visually impaired members build confidence, establish a career status and gain sustainable employment or volunteer work.
We work in collaboration with other providers and therefore have three employment advisers:
Trevor Aziz – Working Age Officer.
Suk Bahra – Wright Time.
Amardeep Tokhi – Thomas Pocklington Trust.
The Working Age Project is funded by the Greater London for the Blind and provides the following services to volunteering or route to employment:
- Personal Development Plan.
Routeto Work or Volunteering.
- Confidence Building.
- CV Support and Workshops.
- Admin Hub – Real Life Experience in an Office Environment.
- Motivational Speakers and Peer Support.
- Interview Workshops.
- Networking Events.
- One to One Support Sessions.
- Team Building Exercises.
- Access to Work Support.
- Social Groups and Outings.
Our aim is to support and guide members and to encourage them to live life to the full after sight loss.
The Working Age programme provides a variety of social activities during the year. In 2018 the group went on various trips including visiting local parks & cafés, London Eye & river cruise, wine bars, Combe Lodge, Box Park, excursions and sight village.
Weekly Social Activities
Every Wednesday we run a book club, board games & a quiz. These events include team building exercises which encourage the group to gain a closer bond. As part of the project, the group also visits national
The benefits of being able to
The camaraderie of the entire group has improved; growing in strength and number.