12th August 2013 No Comments Our Work soswdbmagic1

ASPIRE is a new project which is examining how peer support could help
disabled people gain and retain employment.

ASPIRE stands for:

*       Access to Work
*       Support from
*       Peers
*       Inclusive Workplaces
*       Realise potential
*       Employment for all

ASPIRE is one of 13 peer support projects taking place across the UK. Each
of the 13 projects is being developed by a Disabled People’s User Led
Organisation (DPULO), and is funded by Office for Disability Issues and
Department for Work and Pensions as part of the ‘Strengthening DPULOs
Programme’. ASPIRE is running from June 2013 to March 2014. The key outcome
is to develop a clear business case and business model for a Peer Support
Service which could be funded by Access To Work.

We are interested in working with individuals and organisations on this
project, in order to gain ideas and experience. You may be a disabled
person, an employer or a disabled person’s organisation. The pilot is based
in the Greater Manchester area. If you’re interested in being a volunteer,
we will be offering you training and development to support you through the
pilot. For more information email

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