Grampian Opportunities

Grampian Opportunities

Grampian Opportunities (GO) supports disabled people and people with mental health problems have choice and control in their lives.

Grampian Opportunities supports its members to increase their confidence and skill levels by providing supported opportunities in admin/office work, marketing, advertising, finance, events organisation, journalism, IT, driving and much more.

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Grampian Opportunities runs its own mentoring service – New Explorations Mentoring Service. This gives members the opportunity to explore issues and the chance to talk through experiences and problems with a trained mentor, who will support them to reach a decision with which they are happy and confident about.

Grampian Opportunities also has a number of other projects including Voices for Change (VfC). Voices for Change is a peer-led project designed to give disabled people a voice and the chance to give their opinions on the services they receive.

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Our vision is for every adult in Grampian, regardless of age, gender, background, ethnicity, disability, personal or health history to have the same opportunity as everyone else, to find and retain meaningful employment.

We aim to support disabled people and people with mental health issues access the information and support they need to take up and progress in further education, volunteering opportunities and employment.

We will support individuals who have a personal goal that will further their employment prospects and groups or organisations that have both the idea and commitment to develop a project or enterprise which will promote employability or open up employment and volunteering opportunities.

We recognise that not everyone is able or wants to be in paid employment but almost all want to ‘work’, that is to be engaged in some kind of valued activity that uses their skills and facilitates social inclusion.

More information can be found on the Grampian Opportunities website.

 

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