Not-for-profit quality care for over 25 years

Day 19

Today we have five inspiring videos from Surrey Choices

This time 25 years ago, EmployAbility was rolling out as a one year pilot. Fast forward to 2023, it is a thriving and ever expanding service, dedicated to overcoming employment barriers and supporting disabled and autistic people into work.

We have seen many colleagues come and go over the years, but all have left their mark in making a difference to the lives of someone they support, their family members as well as the employers providing these opportunities.

  • 100 people are supported into paid work each year
  • 300 people are supported into unpaid placements each year

Over the last 25 years, Surrey Choices has worked with hundreds of employers, supporting individuals in the workplace. You can listen to a few of them here as they discuss their partnership with Surrey Choices and the people we support


We caught up with Andrew, who works at Sainsburys in Leatherhead. He is supported by our EmployAbility team and has been in paid work since 1994!

Starting from a small project, EmployAbility has grown into an amazing thriving project making an impact for individuals every day! Check what SurreyChoices colleagues share about the project.

A Career in Care Patrick’s Story

Patrick warmly shares his journey in the care industry, emphasising the joy he finds in connecting with people on a personal level. His enthusiasm goes beyond routine tasks, embracing the unpredictability and diversity of each day.

The Impact of Shared Lives at Surrey Choices

Ruth explains the impact receiving Shared Lives support had on her family. The importance of coming back to daily routine tasks, and being able to enjoy personal time thanks to the Surrey Choices support.

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