• Ayrshire Daily News

Council to invest £156k to help change lives of local young people with additional support needs

South Ayrshire Council is helping to change the lives of local young people with additional support needs. 

We are investing £165,000 to create around 16 new, part-time jobs, each one specifically designed to suit the individual circumstances of a young person with additional support needs. 

This exciting 2 year pilot scheme will enhance our recently launched Supported Employment Programme, which is targeted at people between 16 and 30. 

Each young person who takes part in the tailored jobs pilot will work with a dedicated Employability and Skills Officer who will design a unique job around their skills, interests and capabilities. 

Councillor William Grant, Children and Young People Portfolio Holder for South Ayrshire Council said:

"We are determined to help close the gap for young people with learning disabilities and our Supported Employment Programme is already enhancing the lives of young people in South Ayrshire.

"This initiative takes our support a significant step further, increasing inclusion and improving access to meaningful jobs. I'm delighted that the Council is leading and way and hope that other organisations follow suit."