Dedicated Sheffield worker Richard gets help to stay in work

Picture caption: L-R: Emma Lee, Richard Allot and Nathaniel Vaux
Picture caption: L-R: Emma Lee, Richard Allot and Nathaniel Vaux
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A SUPERMARKET worker with learning disabilities has been giving a helping hand to stay in the world of work.

ASDA employee Richard Allott, of Chapeltown, Sheffield, feared he could lose his job as a car park attendant when a change in his health led to problems at work.

Staff from employment service Remploy stepped in to offer advice to the branch on how they could allow the 36-year-old, who has clocked up almost two decades of service for the company, keep his job.

Emma Lee, an employment adviser for Remploy, said: “We had extensive discussions with his employer and his family and prompted Richard to seek medical support. Everybody was positive and he is now back on track.”

Richard said: I have made many friends over the years as a result of coming to work and didn’t want to lose them. I’m glad everything can continue.”