Funding our work
Intensive person centred support requires new funding for every individual client
We and our partners in Schools and Colleges rely entirely on funding from a variety of sources to enable us to continue to provide disabled people with the support they deserve to gain fair and equal access to the labour market. The service that Phoenix SES provides is quite distinct because our work with each client spans a considerable period of time and involves day to day intensive and practical implementation at each stage of the workpath and is therefore of necessity labour intensive.
National statistics demonstrate the need for a service that actively supports disabled people into work
Recent information from the Office for National Statistics shows disabled people continue to suffer disproportionately from the effects of unemployment.
- Disabled people are seven times more likely to be out of work and on benefits compared to non-disabled people
- The long-term unemployment rate for disabled people is double that of non- disabled people
- It is estimated that less than 10 per cent of people with learning difficulties are in employment
Colleges in the area are in urgent need of these specialist ring fenced funds
Our role at Phoenix is to facilitate the transition from school or college to the workplace. Schools and colleges need to be able to provide funding for each individual that we work with and we welcome support from any of the following:
- Sustained Sponsorship
- Company Giving Schemes
- Charitable Trusts Funding
- Government and EU Grants
- Individual Donations
If you are in a position to assist us please contact us.