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Police have thanked the public for their help after they issued an appeal to find a vulnerable elderly woman yesterday;

Redcar and Cleveland residents with Learning disabilities or Autism have been assisted into work thanks to the support of the Employment Development team;

...and the festival of thrift is taking place this weekend.

 

Police have thanked the public for their help after they issued an appeal to find a vulnerable elderly woman yesterday.

Officers appealed for the publics help after receiving reports that the elderly woman, who may have been confused, knocked on the door at an address on Gunnergate Lane in Marton early yesterday wearing only her night clothes.

The woman approached the address at ten to five in the morning and then walked off alone down the street before anyone answered the door.

Police have confirmed that the lady has now been identified and is safe and well and receiving support.

 

Redcar and Cleveland residents with Learning disabilities or Autism have been assisted into work thanks to the support of the Employment Development team.

The team has been working with individuals to find out more about their skills and abilities in order to match them up with the ideal job through skills matching and job carving.

Job carving is where the Employer looks at a job and carves off part of the role for someone with a Learning disability, such as photocopying, filing, or food preparation.

Any part of a job can be carved off to free up specialist staff time to concentrate on specialist skilled tasks thus creating a job for someone with a learning disability who may not be able to fulfil all the tasks in an advertised post.

Now, a number of employers have signed up to take on staff with learning disabilities and autism because of the support the Employment Development team offer, including McDonalds, Morrisons, Tesco and Wetherspoons, as well as Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council and schools across the area.

Employers looking for more information should contact the Employment Development Team on 01642 304503.

 

The festival of thrift is taking place this weekend.

Tens of thousands of people are expected to visit the two day event, which is being held tomorrow and Sunday at the Kirkleatham showground.

Festival of Thrift director Stella Hall told us more about the event.


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