What People Say ?

I have worked with Emma Shepherd as my capacity as Chief Executive of Status Employment for five years. Before Emma, partnership working and a local disability employment strategy was non- existent. Since I have been working with Emma, she has led The Disability Confident programme bringing all local projects working with Disabled People together. She has brought many employers to understand why it is important for them to engage. She created Croydon’s first ever Reverse Jobs Fair which has been a huge success.
She is great at developing partnership and improving quality. Within the developing the concept of supported employment she has improved the quality of all providers and has achieved excellent for the quality mark for the BASE’s SEQF supported employment quality standards. Also with partners, she has developed one of the few self-employment academies for disabled people in Britain. This has had very good results Emma is tireless in the pursuit of quality and developing good quality partnerships. I see her as a true champion of Supported employment.

Robert Elston
Chief Executive

Status Employment
Treasurer British Association of Supported Employment
Board Member and ex Vice President of the European Union of Supported Employment

With significant experience of supporting disabled people into work, Emma is well connected, dedicated and reliable.  Her links to, and across, a variety of sectors place her in an ideal position to support businesses become more confident in employing disabled people.
Keith Bates
Mutually Inclusive
I found this course to be most helpful, very informative, well delivered and most grateful for the privilege to attend.
An excellent, very helpful course, extremely well delivered and an enjoyable, educational 2 days. Thank you