Charity training finds 
work for disabled adults

In Work! Disability Action Yorkshire trainees Louise Dakin (second right) and Alastair Williams (far right) with Caterplus head chef David Preston and Disability Action Yorkshire deputy chief executive Ange Brockett. (S)
In Work! Disability Action Yorkshire trainees Louise Dakin (second right) and Alastair Williams (far right) with Caterplus head chef David Preston and Disability Action Yorkshire deputy chief executive Ange Brockett. (S)

Two disabled adults are getting their feet on the first rung of the employment ladder, thanks to a Harrogate-based charity.

Louise Dakin and Alastair Williams have both secured work after undergoing training courses at Disability Action Yorkshire’s Training Services based at its headquarters on Hornbeam Park.

Louise is working two days a week as a kitchen assistant for Caterplus at Hill View Manor extra care housing scheme in Knaresborough, while Alastair works two days a week in the charity’s furniture enterprise at Disability Acton Yorkshire itself.

Disability Action Yorkshire chief executive Jackie Snape said: “Our key aim is to help disabled young people lead independent lives, and an important element of this is for them to gain paid employment.

“I’m delighted to say both Louise and Alastair have now got part-time employment, and, more importantly, these jobs pay more than the minimum wage!

“Louise and Alastair richly deserve these opportunities and I hope other organisations will consider giving disabled people the chance of paid employment.”