Wednesday 14 September, 2016

The Goldsmiths’ Company supports Team Domenica

The Goldsmiths’ Company is delighted to award a Wardens’ Grant to the recently registered charity Team Domenica. Goldsmiths Company Liveryman, Rosa Monckton, whose daughter Domenica has Downs’ Syndrome, founded the charity to help young adults with learning disabilities who struggle to find regular employment.

1.4 million people in the UK are living with learning disabilities with only a 6% employment rate. Team Domenica have opened a training centre and café where learning disabled students can develop their social and professional skills, interact with the public, and engage with employment agencies.

In year one Team Domenica signed up 21 students in partnership with Brighton City College. As a result a number of local employers have already offered placements.

The Charity hopes to open centres across the South Coast and potentially across the UK, with the intention of changing the lives of learning disabled young adults throughout the UK.

On Friday 2nd September, the actress and comedian Julie Walters attended the opening of Team Domenica in Brighton.

Julie Walters at the opening of Team Domenica in Brighton, with some of the Charity's beneficiaries.

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