Meaningful Employment of Autistic People < Go back
What they aim to achieve
There is significant economic growth in Salford, with several key growth industries. There appears to be employer demand to fill skills gaps (especially in digital skills) and significant under/unemployment of autistic people likely to have talents in fields that employers want.
Neurodiversity offers a business upside: neurodivergent people literally think differently, and tend to have particular strengths such as analysis, focus and detail.
The purpose of the project is to develop an approach and a practical pathway that matches the demands of employers and the potential supply of skills and talents from autistic people. The ultimate aim is to create and operate a mainstream social enterprise, linking autistic people to appropriate meaningful employment in local industries.
What they do
We have completed the research phase of this project and have sought views from:
- Autism organisations
- Autistic people
We did this by asking some brief questions in one of the following ways:
- completion of an online questionnaire
- answering the questions over the telephone
- or responding to the questions within a group discussion
The project researched and compared:
- The demand/need of employers especially where there appear to be (or will otherwise be) skills shortages in different sectors
- The realistic ‘supply’ of local autistic people who could fill these roles – people who want more appropriate work or to get into appropriate employment
You can find the completed report here.
Where they operate
Who to Contact
Chris Dabbs, Chief Executive at Unlimited Potential on 0161 743 4502 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Who invests in them
Funded by Salford CVS with support from Salford NHS CCG and Salford City Council