"Five years ago I never imagined I would be here today."

23 November 2020

Luke has overcome many barriers and challenges to get where he is today. Autism Plus has supported Luke on his journey, from beginning to believe in himself to securing his first job, and onto the next step in his career as a HGV driver at Clipper in Rotherham.

“I feel like I have taken a massive step forward, this role is amazing hours and really good pay. I can see myself working at Clipper for a long time. My role will be working up to 50 hours a week doing five runs all over the UK.

Five years ago I never imagined I would be here today. The support from Clipper so far has been amazing, they are working with my Employment Support Worker from Autism Plus to put in place the adjustments and support I need to help me get settled. The flexibility and understanding I have received so far has really made me feel comfortable very quickly and part of the team. I feel really lucky."

Luke has PTSD and Autism, and has faced many barriers and misconceptions that he would not be able to achieve his dream job of driving. We have supported Luke to tackle those barriers and achieve his dreams. He is no longer claiming benefits, working a up to 50 hours a week and has his sights on saving for his dream car!

We're so proud of you Luke, and honoured to be a part of your journey!

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"People's care and support was exceptionally personalised and this meant that people were at the centre of their care. We saw evidence that people's care and support was planned and reviewed with them." - CQC Report 2018

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