At Leep1 we are dedicated to improving employment opportunities for adults with learning disabilities and believe that there should be #opportunitiesforall

Our service offers a wide range of support to help our members find meaningful employment. We look at skills such as CV writing, interviews, IT and digital skills and also offer a nationally recognised catering training programme at Cafe Leep

We have recently been part of a new recruitment drive to employ five adults with learning disabilities to enrich our small and dedicated team. Thanks to the Community Fund from the National Lottery we are thrilled to announce we have been able to employ an extra support worker for our weekly Friendship Group.

Meanwhile, the Social Enterprise Fund from UNLtd has offered us invaluable business support this year but also some funding so we could employ four more adults with learning disabilities who will support the exciting projects and developments currently happening at Leep1. These include three cafe support workers to support our training programme at Cafe Leep and a Leep1 consultation lead. We are all really looking forward to our new and diverse team and can’t wait to start working with each other.

Friendship Group

Tonight we welcome our brand new member to the team – Sapphire Malcolm.
Sapphire, has been a really active member on our Facebook group since lockdown. She has hosted our weekend DJ club nights, help run the talent show with People in Action and also set up Karaoke Evenings. We are really looking forward to working with her as we know she will add some fantastic new ideas to continue the Friendship Groups success.

The New Team

Our Friendship group runs every Wednesday evening and was set up by Angie and Beckie who run it alongside our amazing volunteer Maisie. The evening is one of our huge success stories and is growing from strength to strength. The numbers attending the online zoom sessions have increased since lockdown with over 20 people joining in regularly each week. Social isolation has been a real issue for our members this year and the chance to have lots of fun, laugh out loud and see friends means this group is having more of a positive impact than ever.