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Learning, working and volunteering

Information and support is available to help you learn new skills, attend training courses, find a paid or voluntary job and get into employment.

Supported employment

Supported employment provides help if you are an adult in Leicester, who has autism or a learning disability, to find and stay in paid employment.

Shared lives scheme

Shared Lives is where someone who needs care comes to live in your home and receives care from you. If you have a genuine interest in welcoming someone into your home and providing them with care and support, this could be the role for you.

Elsewhere on the web

Below are links to a wide range of information guides and factsheets on working and learning for people over 50:

  1. Age UK
  2. GOV.UK - learning and working

If you experience mental health problems that prevent you from working or attending any educational courses, you can find useful information at:

  1. Mind
  2. Rethink