Established in September 2006, Lifeworks Staffordshire is a UK registered Charity (No. 1120803) which aims to enable adults with High Functioning Autism (HFA) and Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) to gain employment. We accept individuals with or without a formal diagnosis. In supporting our service users, we endeavour to enhance both their social and life skills and aid sustainability in employment.
Lifeworks uses a person centred approach and will negotiate with the service user to ensure their needs are met. Initially, all service users are profiled to assist Lifeworks in finding the most suitable employment. Following this, Lifeworks provides suitable training to help them in their chosen environment. This is accomplished through a variety of methods including the involvement of mentors who work alongside the service user to enable them to grasp a better understanding of working situations. Lifeworks will also train members of the workforce to enable them to understand their colleague’s learning style and particular needs. Furthermore, the organisation will step in on a ‘one off situation’ if an adult with this condition encounters a problem at work. In this event, Lifeworks is able to provide help and assistance, whether this be at the request of the employer, family member, or service user themselves. Lifeworks will only work with people who want our help.As a charitable organisation we are actively seeking funding to enable us to develop our unique service. We very much welcome your support, wether this may be by making a donation, organising a fund raising event or offering a work placement.
Our service users are treated with professional and informal care. Our services are on a one to one basis, with every individual assigned with a personal folder. We provide Social Interpretation as well as Social and Life Skills Monitoring.We help with Work Coaching (Understanding the rules at work) and Advocacy.
We have a telephone advice line, and bespoke training on High Functioning Autism/Asperger Syndrome.
We provide support in claiming benefits, accessing social services, accessing housing, and accessing health services, also granting referrals for assessment. All for no cost to the service user
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