Haringey Employment Support Programme

Supporting disabled young people in Haringey into employment

Trainee Neal at work in Waitrose

The Haringey Employment Support Programme (HESP) is a partnership between Haringey Council, the Department for Work & Pensions and my AFK. Our aim is to support disabled Haringey residents aged 18-25 into paid employment.


We provide skills training and real world work experience, leading to job opportunities and flexible support into paid employment.


Keep reading to see if this is right for you!

Is HESP right for me?

If you can answer YES to all of these questions, we can work with you to help prepare you for work.


  • Do you have a disability or autism?
  • Do you live in Haringey?
  • Are you aged 18 – 25?
  • Have you left school or college?
  • Have you ever had an Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP) or a Statement of Special Educational Need or a Learning Disability Assessment?
  • Do you want to get a paid job (but don’t currently have one)?

What would I need to do?

First, we talk to you to see what your interests are, what you are good at and what you want to do in the future.


Then, with help from a Job Coach, you will:


  • learn new skills you will need for work
  • learn to travel confidently on buses, trains and the Underground
  • try working in different places to see what you like • gain confidence in your skills and abilities
  • get help applying for a job
  • be supported as you get used to your new job


By the end of your time with us, we hope you will have found a paid job or a volunteer role that you enjoy.

“We have lots of experience working with young people with learning disabilities and autism. We’ll help you learn new skills and get a job.”



– Maya is a Job Coach at my AFK. She helps young people learn the skills they need to get work, and supports them as they try out different jobs before they find work they enjoy.

Woman helping young man with learning disabilities learn how to use a cafe till

To find out more, contact my AFK

Telephone: 020 8347 8111


E-mail: HESP@my-afk.org

Data Protection and Privacy

This form explains the data we process about participants in the Haringey Employment Support Programme.


Haringey Employment Support Programme – Data Consent Form

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