Lunch & Learn : Supported Employment & Self Employment

26/04/23 12:00 to 13:00

The world of work has seen many changes over the last few years, including a pandemic and a cost-of-living crisis. Disabled people, especially those with multiple and learning disabilities, are finding it harder to obtain meaningful employment, with fewer accessible jobs and increased barriers to work.  When thinking about non-traditional career opportunities, self-employment is often a serious consideration for disabled people but there needs to be a lot of support in place to make it sustainable.


Sam Everard founded SAMEE, a charity which meets the needs of disabled people and creates opportunities for them to fulfil their full potential. This lunch and learn session is about SAMEE’s journey into delivering entrepreneurship support which is relevant as well as our discovery into how the holistic needs of disabled people are just as important as the formal self-employment support on offer.  


Sam is also Chair of the South West Regional Stakeholder Network for the Disability Unit in Cabinet Office and is studying towards a PhD with the Centre of Seldom Heard Voices, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences at Bournemouth University.


The learning outcome is practical tips to consider when exploring next steps for those leaving supported employment or those considering a self-employed role.

More info about Samee's Steps Into Self-Employment programme

This session is open to BASE members only and you can reserve you place here (eventbrite)