The STEPS (Support Towards Employment Progress and Satisfaction) team help people with learning disabilities to find work, whether that’s full time or part time, paid or voluntary. Led by Jayne Lea, it’s a close knit team who support the 244 people registered with STEPS. Around 70 people are in paid work and the rest in voluntary roles.
The team support adults aged 18 upwards, in a variety of roles. Jayne explains: “it’s not just the traditional ‘working with animals and children’ roles. The guys we support work in shops, on farms (with alpacas!) in offices, hospitality and even at the cemetery.”
The STEPS team are pictured with (far left) Viv Tsesmelis, Deputy Director of Partnerships, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust