Future First joins forces with Mencap for learners and learning disabilities

Future First is proud to be joining forces with leading disability charity Mencap to help more young people with learning disabilities feel connected and supported once they have left school. 

Mencap is setting up a platform for learners with disabilities to connect with each other, receive invitations to events and be notified about work and volunteering opportunities. Future First is on hand to help advise on how to manage and engage networks of volunteers, sharing expert advice and best practice from its decade worth of experience managing alumni communities. 

Equally, Future First is delighted to be collaborating with Mencap as Future First begins to roll out its new programme for special schools. Mencap will help to ensure that content stays relevant, accessible and up to date. 

Katy de la Motte-Harrison, Partnerships Manager at Future First says:

“We are thrilled to be working in conjunction with Mencap on our new programme for young people with disabilities. This is a great opportunity for us to learn from an expert provider, ensuring the interventions we deliver for young people with disabilities and our engagement with disabled alumni is as impactful as it can be. Mencap is a brilliant charity and we are delighted to assist in the engagement of their community of learners, sharing volunteering and learning opportunities between us.”

Sarah Rowley, Programme Office Manager at Mencap adds:

“We connected with Future First to seek some guidance about setting up a community for our learners where they can get continued support into the world of work and stay connected with Mencap. It was clear from our conversations that Mencap and Future First could offer guidance and support to each other in developing opportunities for people with a learning disability. Working together, we can share expertise in different areas and have shared values. We are excited to work together and feel we will really benefit from Future First’s knowledge and experience in developing networks and communities among young people.”

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