On 15th November, Leonard Cheshire Disability held an exciting Parliamentary Reception in London to raise awareness of the need for greater support for young disabled people to achieve their dreams...
As one of the programme’s largest funders, representatives from Howdens were invited to come along and hear from the young people themselves how their generosity is changing lives.
We heard from Felix who, with the help of Can Do, has just landed his first job as an administrative assistant in a law firm, and Tracey whose confidence has grown enough to share her heartfelt poems with the audience. We also spent time speaking with Albertina, who is looking to start her own travel business, and watched a short film to show just a few activities that Can Doers get involved in.
Can Do is leading the way in helping young disabled people to grow their skills, make friends and develop in confidence, paving the way for more independent living. Rob Wilson MP, the Minister for Civil Society, expressed his support for Can Do and how it helps support government goals of greater opportunity for disabled people and halving the disability employment gap. Howdens has been instrumental to the success of Can Do, donating £1.5million since 2010 which has enabled more than 6000 young disabled people to benefit from the programme.