The Emily Jordan Foundation (EJF) – was set up by Emily's family and friends after she died in April 2008 when on holiday. Emily understood the difficulties that people with disabilities face both socially and when trying to gain employment. Emily helped to set up Spokes which became a registered charity, so the development of the Emily Jordan foundation was the next logical step to continue with her good work.
As a legacy to her, EJF continues to fundraise to support the work of Spokes, Twigs and Wood-Works who provide opportunities for people with moderate learning and physical disabilities to participate in a manufacturing environment to
develop their skills in the workplace.
All of our projects, with full Trainee involvement engage directly with the public, schools, business and the wider community.
Supporting people with learning
disabilities to lead fulfilled lives
Our services are designed for young adults in transition and adults with both learning and physical disabilities who would like to develop their skills and become involved in different types of production, working to their own ability level. We support people to develop socially and emotionally as they complete their learning journey.
We offer a range of services that are inclusive, supporting the “trainees” to get involved in all aspects of production. Trainees can work at their own ability level and complete full or end to end tasks, we offer day services, on going training, workplace skills, with the aim of possible employment for those who are capable. As these opportunities arise they are pursued, but if not successful the Foundation will continue to supply a quality environment to develop their skills and lead meaningful and purposeful lives.
We provide work experience and work placements for local Schools and Colleges.
We have an excellent team of highly skilled professional staff who are qualified and experienced in their area of delivery. Our staff are employed for their “can do” attitude and their ability to meet the needs of the trainees by supporting them at their pace, maximising their involvement in the projects.
The Operational Manager provides oversight of both Quality and Governance. Staff undertake the following mandatory training:
Deprivation of Liberty
Health & Safety
Person Centred Planning
Challenging Behaviour Awareness
Moving and Handling
Equality and Diversity