A team from Doncaster Deaf Trust are running a new programme to help people in the Sheffield City Region who are Deaf/ hard of hearing or have other communication difficulties gain the skills needed to access employment.

The Specialist Employability Support Services (SESS) team are running the Skills Support for Employment Programme, which ais to support unemployed people aged 19+, who have communication related conditions including Asperger’s and Autism.

Alexis Johnson, executive principal at Doncaster Deaf Trust said: “The work delivered by our SESS team makes a huge difference to people’s lives.

“They support people with hearing and communication difficulties, helping them to gain skills and supporting them through the interview process and employer engagement.

“They have achieved some fantastic outcomes for people who were previously unemployed and didn’t think that they had any hope of getting a job. 

“This new programme will support people through qualifications, work experience, CV writing, confidence building and will provide much needed information, support and guidance that has been tailored to meet each person’s individual communication needs.

“We are looking forward to hearing from people and their support teams to see how we can help them progress into the world of work.”

Each person on the programme will have a dedicated work coach who will support them throughout their journey and if required all training and one to one advice can be supported by British Sign Language.

“This is a great opportunity for people to access support and help to change their lives. Our team are dedicated to helping people to find the right role for them in an industry that excites them and meets their needs,” added Alexis.

To find out more about the programme or to apply to take part contact Julie Wright on 01302 386751 or email [email protected]