Impact21 is a program designed to create real jobs, for real people, wanting to earn real wages.
Despite their challenges, people with Down syndrome have the same life aspirations as anyone else; to make friends, engage in meaningful relationships, and be active, valued and respected members of society.
They might look and sound different. They might at a chromosomal level, be different, but they deserve to be included wholeheartedly and without reservation.
People with Down syndrome don’t just want ‘inclusion tokenism’, they have the ability to make a tangible and valuable contribution to their community and the world in which they live. Genuine inclusion is what’s important and this starts with meaningful employment. Quite simply, this means a job that they enjoy and has value for both the employee and employer.
Impact21 was co-designed with Employers to bring this purpose to life.