Into Work’s employment support workers provide a valuable service both to those they are supporting and the employers. In my own experience the support worker Lee eased our employee’s transition into the team. He gave me a better understanding of the support that was required from me as a manager, including the personal adaptations in my managerial style I needed to consider – something I would not necessarily have thought of without his specialist insight.
The employee who has cerebral palsy and mild learning difficulties, is a very capable young woman whose challenges are not always apparent. The natural tendency therefore is to assume there are no difficulties. Into Work’s understanding of the individual – and their coaching of me as a manager – has helped me to recognise some subtleties and adapt things to better support our employee the workplace.