The CareTech Foundation partnership with Disability Resource Centre’s in Birmingham on the Positive Pathways programme, concluded in 2022 after three years. 

The grant has supported 404 (126 this year) people with disabilities, and 29% secured jobs.

46% increase in wellbeing after participating in the programme.  Clients received holistic support from other DRC services, helping them overcome multiple barriers.

Over the course of the programme, 309 disabled people have been supported, and 75 have received new qualifications across higher education and skills for work.

All participants continue to receive support through the weekly Opportunities Hubs, which provide access to job advertisements and application support from the Positive Pathways team. The partnership enabled the organisation to increase client support online and expand reach and connections across Birmingham.