Category: Industry News, Professional Services, Finance, foundation, communities
Aspiedent has received £5,000 to fund social skills training for autistic people in West Yorkshire.
The donation was provided by The Discovery Foundation, supported by Santander, which offers grants to UK registered charities for projects that help disadvantaged people in local communities.
Aspiedent is a Community Interest Company (CIC) which provides training to raise awareness and understanding about autism in schools, colleges and universities in West Yorkshire as well as supporting people with the condition. The grant will provide training and coaching to 12 people with autism to help them understand how they think and interact with the world differently. This will enable them to develop their social skills to subsequently gain and keep employment.
Dr Elizabeth Guest, Director at Aspiedent said: “We have received an incredible amount of encouragement and support from Santander’s Pudsey Branch. We are extremely pleased to have received this grant which will help us to support autistic people to develop their self-awareness and interaction skills to prepare them for work.”
Darrell Wall, Branch Manager at Santander’s Pudsey branch said: “The Discovery Foundation makes hundreds of donations every year to good causes throughout the UK. Our branch is committed to playing a key part in the community and we are delighted to be supporting Aspiedent, and hope the donation makes a real difference to local people with autism.”
VERCIDA works with over one hundred clients who are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. If you are an employer and interested in working with VERCIDA to promote your diversity and inclusion initiatives and attract the best candidates, please call 02037405973 or email email@example.com for more information.
We are also officially recommended by Disability Confident as a step on achieving Employer status, pleaseclick herefor more information.
VERCIDA works with over one hundred clients who are committed to creating an inclusive work
environment. If you are an employer and interested in working with VERCIDA to promote your
diversity and inclusion initiatives and attract the best candidates, please email
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Did you know that users who have filled in their profile details are 42 times more likely to get matched with the right employer?
Help us find the best workplace for you by sharing more about yourself.
We will never disclose your information with others.
Tea and a chat - Jasmine Tansur, Resident Liaison Officer
Today we talked to Jasmine, and her 16-month-old daughter, Autumn, via Zoom and found out what it's been like to work at home with two young children and a puppy. We also discuss the stereotyping of s...
Currently based at home, Michelle Neilson usually works in our London office. She tells us a bit about smart working at the Arts Council and her mystery-solving alter ego
What does your role involve...
For the past 24 hour a team of 9 of us from PA Housing (not all pictured sadly) have been running around the clock to raise money for Mind and raise awareness of #mentalhealth and how excerise can he...