Employment Success Stories

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Building Bridges: AFK and Berkeley Foundation Partner to Empower Children and Young People

Berkeley’s support provides essential resources and enriching experiences, like site visits during National Careers Week, empowering children and young people with disabilities and autism.

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Impact and Innovation in Action: AFK’s work with Schools in 2024

The New Year at AFK brings in a fresh range of services available as well as continuing to provide our long established programmes.

AFK collaborates with the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed

AFK partners with a great platform for accessing resources and those that are confident working independently on their self-employment journey.

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AFK and National Careers Week 2023

At AFK we continuously support young people with autism or disabilities to secure paid employment that matches their career aspirations, but what about those young people still in education and not quite sure what they want to do when they leave or what career options are available to them?

Students on the World of Work Programme visit Morrisons

The AFK World of Work programme is partnering with schools and employers to create experiences and improve aspirations to enter work for young people with disabilities.

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Celebrating Learning Disability Week 2022 – I AM Festival

To celebrate Learning Disability Week, we’re at I AM Festival – a yearly celebration empowering D/deaf, disabled, and neurodivergent young people to explore their creativity.

‘Our View’ – Videos made by young people, for young people

‘Our View’ is a collection of short films made by young people with special educational needs and disabilities on their experiences, challenges and successes in preparing for and gaining employment.

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Barclays gives £100,000 to AFK

The Barclays 100×100 UK COVID-19 Community Relief Fund has given £100,000 to Hornsey-based charity AFK–Working With Disability (formerly Action For Kids).

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Kerone’s smiling big at Cosprop

Kerone came to my AFK with the hopes of finding an employer who was willing to remove the barriers he faced to employment. He secured a job at Cosprop.

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Celebrating Learning Disability Week 2019

To celebrate Learning Disability Week, we’re sharing some of our favourite success stories from our Life and Work Programme at my AFK.

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