Self Employment

my.life assist people with a learning disability with their self-employment
my.life assist people with a learning disability with their self-employment

Although around 1 in 10 people in England are self-employed, people with a learning disability are almost entirely absent from this figure. Self-employment research suggests this would be particularly beneficial to people with more complex needs as it allows flexibility and is based on specific interests and skills of the self- employed person.

 

Mi.Life’s aim is to increase and sustain this by providing the required intensive faded support to obtain paid employment via their own business.

 

This can be for a group of people or for someone who wants to just work for themselves (a soul trader).

 

 

How do we do that?

  • We carry out a full profile and assessment of each person, covering their abilities, skills, interests, 'better off calculations' and support needs.
  • We undertake a detailed business plan.
  • Establish job roles, task and work place analysis of the business.
  • Advise on other supports such as funding, support strategies  and business administration.

We can also offer a supported service via our Personal Assistant for Life’s Solutions (PAL’s)

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