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Employment Opportunities, CareTrade Charitable Trust

To provide Employment Support to young adults with autism living in London. To increase opportunities for work experience, develop employability skills, apply for jobs and succeed in employment.

How is this provided?
- A series of 8 workshops focusing on developing employability skills
- 1:1 sessions with CareTrade staff to undertake job searching/applications/interviews etc.
- Access to supported work experience opportunities and our mock interview programme
- Weekly group sessions with peers and Programme Coordinator to discuss experiences/progress
- Support at interviews
- In work support once employment is secured if required (funded by Access to Work)
- Support is provided for up to 9 months.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Demelza Danaher
Contact Position
Employment Opportunities Coordinator
CareTrade website

This service is for 18-30 year olds, living in London, with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder who have a desire to work.


Where to go

The Clarence Centre
6 St Georges Circus

The nearest underground station is Elephant and Castle. Our offices are fully accessible.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
9am - 5pm
Time of day
Term Time

Other Details


There is a ‘per person’ fee. Where a young person qualifies for support from Social Services this may be funded by the Local Authority. Alternatively this may be met privately. Do you need to pay for this service? We will advise you on who to approach within your Local Authority if you don’t have a social worker. If you already receive Direct Payments from Social Services then you will be responsible for meeting the costs of the course.


Referral Details

Young people can self-refer- request an application form from the email address in the ‘contact us’ section. If you have a social worker please speak with them about this and if you don’t please contact your Local Authority and request an assessment.
If parents/carers/professionals know a young person who may be interested they must ask the young person to complete the application/to be supported to complete it. We also hold information sessions which are advertised on our website

Other notes

We accept applicants from across all London boroughs.

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