Burnham man celebrates job at local wildlife rescue centre
disabled man is celebrating his new job at an animal rescue centre
near Burnham-On-Sea thanks to the support of a social enterprise
Wynn, 50, from Burnham is employed as a Maintenance and Gardener
Operative at Secret World in East Huntspill.
who has learning disabilities, has been volunteering at Secret
World since 2004 and it is thanks to Pluss, which inspires people
of all abilities to achieve work and a career, that Nick is now
employed 21 hours per week after receiving support from the Work
said: "Pluss have supported me enormously and a job coach
has been supporting me regularly. I think it is amazing what they
do. My goal is to stay working here at Secret World."
from Pluss included job coaching provided by job coaches Louise
Blewitt and Kate Parfoot to learn aspects of his new role and
also funding from Pluss, which initially paid Nicks wages
for 6 months. Nick has done so well that he is even showing new
volunteers the ropes.
current job coach, Kate Parfoot, said: "He has settled down
and got on really well. I would say keep going, keep learning
and Nick is a really good role model to the volunteers. Keep up
the good work."
is a social enterprise that supports thousands of people with
disabilities and other disadvantages into employment each year.
We do this through a range of specialist, local employment services
and through direct employment within our own commercial enterprises.
Nick Wynn, Maintenance and Gardener Operative at Secret World,
and Kate Parfoot, Pluss Job Coach