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Council scoops national award

Surrey County has scooped a national award for its work in helping disabled people into jobs.

The Employability team that is responsible for helping people with disabilities find and retain work won the team of the year award from trade association BASE.

It landed the award for demonstrating an innovative approach, collaborating with others and achieving outstanding results.

Almost 430 people secured paid employment, voluntary work or a work experience role through Employability in the last financial year.

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Mel Few, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, said: “Supporting vulnerable people is at the heart of what the county council does so it’s fantastic our work to help disabled people into work has been recognised as the best in the country. Our Employability team deserve high praise for this achievement.”


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