Supportive and employability skills available for vulnerable adults in South Lanarkshire

South Lanarkshire Council provides employment support for vulnerable young people.

Their “supported employment” team accepts last minute applications from unemployed 16-24 year olds with additional support needs.

Applications for the EmployAbility project close on Friday 25 March and successful applicants will receive a training stipend and work online on employability skills before moving on to internships.

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Applicants will then find gainful employment where the employer will be 100% subsidized for up to six months.

For more information about the opportunity contact the council on 07741 292 072 or email [email protected]

The ‘Community Support Team’ can also offer help to those over the age of 16 who have a mild to moderate physical or learning disability – a range of advice and support is available.

Support available includes: daytime opportunities, training and employment opportunities, independent living and community living, advocacy, short breaks and respite care.

The ‘Community Support Team’ can also provide support to your family or carers.

There are also six child care centers in South Lanarkshire for adults with learning disabilities; these are in Carluke, East Kilbride, Eastfield, Fairhill, Lanark and Stonehouse.

At each center there is a range of programs and activities, including sport and exercise opportunities, creative and cultural activities, self-care support, continuing education opportunities and self-reliance support .

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