A £9.7k Lottery grant to East Boro Housing Trust will go towards a scheme to help adults with learning disabilities find work.
‘Let’s Work’ is a 26 week programme based at Waverley Community Hub, which used to be the Waverley Arms Pub. The scheme aims to get people into the career of their choice.
East Boro Housing Trust is backing the grant with an additional £4,220.
They say two in three adults with learning disabilities want paid work but have been unable to get a job. But, the scheme’s trying to change that figure in Dorset by giving one to one help, trying to match people with an employer.
Robbie Cormack manages Work4You who’s running the scheme. He said: “Most of the people I’ve come across classed as learning difficulties are twice as bright as me.
“They’re just not getting an opportunity and we want to create those opportunities.”