Disabled helped into new career

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Three adults with learning disabilities have been helped into jobs with a funeral home and a crematorium in Sheffield.

A joint partnership between The Co-operative Funeralcare and charity Mencap helped the three find permanent part-time roles at The Co-operative Funeralcare on Suffolk Road and at Grenoside Crematorium.

Andrew Rowland, 43, from Rotherham, has started work as a funeral service assistant while 19-year-old Sally Evans, also from Rotherham, will work as a catering assistant and housekeeper. Scott Adshead, 20, from Barnsley, has become a groundskeeper and chapel assistant for Grenoside Crematorium.

Manager Kevin McAlister said: “I’m really pleased how well they are all getting on and fitting in with the team.”