Thank you for choosing to support young people with learning disabilities in Brighton & Hove and across Sussex.
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Take a look at our video and read on to find out how Team Domenica candidates Alex, Theo and Bradley have benefited from our programmes, and how your donation could help change the lives of young people just like them.
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Candidates access work experience in our four training cafes across Brighton & Hove, where they develop the skills, confidence and independence to progress into external workplaces. Last year, 95% of candidates felt that their café training is preparing them for work.
I’ve learnt communication, customer service, and brought out that I can talk to new people really well. Training in the café will help me achieve my dreams of working in a hotel because I love proving people wrong and showing them I can do it.
Specialist Training Mentors support candidates at every step of the way, empowering them to flourish across all aspects our programmes. Last year, 98% of candidates felt supported in their learning by their Training Mentors.
I have gained successful employment as an Apprentice Chef! Without Team Domenica this would have never happened. A special thanks to Phoebe, my mentor, for having my back all the way.
Our expert Employment Centre works with over 50 employers across Sussex to create meaningful work experience, Supported Internships and paid employment opportunities, which work for both candidates and businesses. Since 2016, 81% of candidates have progressed from Supported Internships into paid work.
Both Pizza Pilgrims and Team Domenica have given me the opportunity to show my skills. I love being part of the team and being in a team that is really supportive.
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Wrap Around Support
Once a candidate has gained paid work, we provide ongoing support to candidates and employers to ensure that their employment is sustainable. Thanks to this support, 95% of candidates maintain their employment for one year or more.
It’s hard to describe how proud I am for getting a job. It’s something I never thought I’d achieve, and now it just feels so amazing!
Our programme of arts, music and sports-based activities supports candidates to develop the skills needed to lead a happy, fulfilled life – both within and outside of the workplace / – including confidence, communication and their overall wellbeing. Last year, 98% of candidates reported feeling more confident, and 93% feel more independent.
The skills I have learned [during Enrichment] are being considerate, tolerant and kind. I like working with the other candidates…I feel less lonely and less isolated, because I’ve made more friends here than I ever have
Thank you to all the people, businesses, trusts and foundations that have visited our cafés, taken on challenges, and donated to make sure people with learning disabilities can acquire the skills, confidence and independence they need to gain paid employment, reach their full potential and find their place in society.