City Bridge Trust “Bridge to Work” Launch

The Trust formally launched its Bridge to Work programme supporting young disabled Londoners into employment at an event held at Speaker’s House on the 19 October. The event was attended by the charity partners involved in delivering the programme, which include Action on Disability, Inclusion London, National Autistic Society, and Muscular Dystrophy UK, along with private sector employers interested in taking part in the scheme which will break down the barriers to employment for disabled people through practical support and guidance for both employers and those seeking work. Also announced at the event was a £350,000 bursary scheme to be operated on behalf of the Trust by Leonard Cheshire Disability. This will award bursaries of up to £4,000 per person to small and medium sized companies and charities across London to provide paid work experience to young disabled Londoners.