Thursday, 18 October 2018

Total Communication: Finds first job for 54yr old...



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All the signs for success are looking good for Total Communication (Interpreting Services) Ltd at this year’s glitzy awards ceremony after the agency was put forward as the 2018 Stronger Together Employer by Karen Patten, disability employment adviser, at Reading Jobcentre Plus.

This new accolade is for firms that help unemployed people (aged 25 or over) who need support to get into work or vocational training, or to move closer to either of these goals. Read More Jobs to be created as KPMG moves to Reading town centre Mrs Patten, 62, who awarded Total Communication, which is based in Cardiff Road, the Two Ticks disability symbol (now called Disability Confident) in 2013, said: “Total Communication is passionate about enabling and empowering deaf and deaf-blind people. 

“They do this both through the provision of high-quality British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters, lip-speakers and note-takers, advice and advocacy and form filling and by offering employment to deaf people in a supportive environment. “They set up a local ironing service called DEAFinitely Creaseless, employing deaf people and giving them the opportunity to gain valuable experience in the workplace. “They employed one of my deaf customers who lost her hearing at the age of six as the result of suffering severe burns in a house fire. "She is now 54 and started work for DEAFinitley Creaseless in October 2014. 

This was her first job and she excels at it. 

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