Aylesbury’s Lucy Cox starts a new job this week at care provider and charity, The Fremantle Trust, during Disability Employment Awareness Month.

Lucy, aged 32, is a tenant at Aylesbury Supported Living for adults with learning disabilities, which is run by the Trust. She applied for the role of supporting and welcoming new recruits to the organisation’s Business Support Centre, who are embarking on the comprehensive corporate induction programme.

Lucy is one of 13.9 million people living with a disability in the UK*. A caring and kind-hearted person, she enjoys making others feel at ease and was thrilled to accept a role at the Trust which enables her to greet new members of the team and make them feel welcome.

Disability Employment Awareness Month is a national campaign held in October to raise awareness about employment issues for disabled people, and celebrates the many and varied contributions to society of people living with a disability.

While 19% of working adults in the UK are disabled, statistics show that disabled people are more than twice as likely to be unemployed as non-disabled people.** However, it is claimed that a 10 percentage point rise in the employment rate among disabled adults would contribute an extra £12 billion to the Exchequer by 2030.***

Lucy is keen to make a valuable contribution in the employment world and will benefit from the support of her colleagues at the Business Support Centre, as well as the team from Aylesbury Supported Living. Office manager and PA to the chief executive, Carey Burden, will be working closely with Lucy, overseeing her and supporting her with the transition into the new role.

Commenting on her appointment, Lucy said: “I love showing people around and think it is very exciting to meet new people.”

Carey Burden from The Fremantle Trust, added: “It’s so timely that Lucy’s appointment ties in with the national awareness campaign, which demonstrates the importance of ensuring equality of access to career opportunities.  Lucy is an excellent addition to the team and has great interpersonal skills. With kindness and compassion in abundance, she is a wonderful ambassador for our values.

Visit www.fremantletrust.org for more information.

About The Fremantle Trust

Founded in 1992, The Fremantle Trust is a registered charity and not for profit organisation providing first class care and support services that enhance the quality of life of over 1900 older people and adults with learning disabilities.

We are committed to supporting individuals to ensure they are listened to, valued and respected at all times, with kindness and compassion and we work in close partnership with individuals, families and carers to ensure changing care needs are met.

Over 1,900 dedicated and highly skilled employees are committed to helping people live life to the full. We fully support our people and are committed to continuous learning so we can continue to lead the way in our field.

Our first class services include care homes, day services, extra care, residential and supported living schemes across Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Hertfordshire, North London and Milton Keynes. We are passionate about putting the person at the heart of all we do to ensure they receive the highest possible standards of care and support, when they need it most. This is what makes The Fremantle Trust the special place it is today.

Homes for Older People in Buckinghamshire

Wing, Aylesbury, Chesham, Marlow, Burnham, Holmer Green,

Princes Risborough, High Wycombe, Farnham Common, Stoke Mandeville &

Chalfont St Peter

Homes for Older People in North London

Woodside Park, Finchley and New Southgate

Learning Disability Services

Milton Keynes, Aylesbury, Hazlemere, High Wycombe, Chesham,

Gerrards Cross, Bedford, Royston

Community Based Support Hubs

My Time – Bedford

Day care services – Maidenhead, North London