Partnership Grants

Birmingham Disability Resource Centre

Positive Pathways

COVID was a particularly challenging time for Birmingham Disability Resource Centre and its clients, who had to overcome significant challenges caused by obstacles around accessibility of technology and an inability to engage in face-to-face delivery of the programme.

In two years of delivery, Positive Pathways has engaged with 308 adults with disabilities across the West Midlands and South Staffordshire, working with them on individually-tailored pathways towards recovery using a person-centred approach through education, volunteering, and employment. The programme beneficiaries are individuals with disabilities or are individuals with a long-term condition who are looking to enter or return to employment, training or volunteering. Most beneficiaries are unemployed, and many are likely to lack basic skills including literacy, numeracy, and core skill training. They also lack relevant and recent work experience, appropriate qualifications and current vocational skills.