Supported Employment

The government has a clear objective for more people with a learning disability to participate in employment and wherever possible take up paid work. Since the late 1980’s the Brothers of Charity Services in England has made a commitment to support people in both voluntary work and wherever possible, paid employment.

The learning and development of each person supported is at the forefront of our ethos – whether it be supporting people to develop soft skills such as time-management and flexibility, technical skills in relation to a particular work environment/industry or simply growing in confidence and making new friends.

The Brothers of Charity Services in England currently offers CaritaSE by the Brothers of Charity. This was established in England to deliver the Brothers of Charity’s wider mission statement to provide creative and flexible employment support models for marginalised and disadvantaged people other than those people with a learning disability in receipt of commissioned social care funding.

JobSPEC is our Supported Employment service in Lancashire which helps people to find and maintain employment. Each year a number of people make the transition from the Social Enterprises into paid work. It has developed over 60 opportunities for people into a wide range of types of employment such as clerical, catering, classroom assistant, caretaker, supermarket assistant, vehicle valeting and garden centre assistant roles.

If you are interested in supported employment opportunities in the Greater Manchester area, please contact us on 0300 123 3099 or by emailing