Only 6% of adults with a learning disability known to their local authority in England are in paid work?
For young people with disabilities who desperately want to leave their mark, contribute to their communities and live their life to the fullest, this is a huge issue. We know this because we work with them everyday at Post19, encouraging and supporting them to think bigger and better.
For the people within their communities who could tap into this amazing potential but miss out, it's also an issue.
So we decided to make a change. We asked ourselves how best to use the skills our wonderful staff at Post19 have and how to use the skills our young adults attending Post19 also have. How to achieve the things we know we can do, without worrying about the things we think we can’t.
We, enterprise19, are the change!
We provide young adults the opportunity to gain positive experiences in areas from Commercial Art, to Woodwork, to Web Design.
We help develop young people's skills to take to the next level. To nurture new expertise by giving young people with disabilities the platform to develop the confidence to make a contribution to their community.
We are proud of the products we create and the process we follow to create them. We think it makes us stand out. By being ourselves. And we want you to join us on this journey of opportunity. Sometimes we might get it right. Sometimes we might get it wrong.
Be a part of something bigger and stand out with us. By spreading the word. By telling all your friends about us. By visiting our website. By signing up to our emails. By commenting on our social media. By engaging with us. By asking us questions. We all want to communicate with each other. And if you see a product you like, please buy it!
And provide everyone involved with just a little more joy.