Our social impact « Compaid |Removing barriers. Changing lives.

Compaid employs over 50 staff across Kent and our work is supported by more than 45 regular volunteers.

In 2019 we delivered over 7,000 digital skills training sessions, both at our dedicated Training Centre and in community settings throughout Kent and Medway.

Our learners gain benefits that go beyond the acquisition of IT skills, including improved wellbeing and social and economic inclusion.

Our community transport service provides a vital lifeline to over 1,800 disabled adults, children, and frail elderly people across Kent. In 2019 our fleet of 21 wheelchair accessible vehicles made over 31,000 journeys covering 365,000 miles.

Our passengers gain benefits that go beyond getting out and about, including improved wellbeing and social inclusion. We also leverage our transport services to assist service users getting to and from learning environments.

We co-operate closely with local schools, colleges and Job Centres to offer apprenticeships and work experience placements, including the Government’s new Kickstart programme.

We measure and report of the wider social impact of our work. You can read a summary of this social impact, extracted from our 2019-20 Annual Review, here.

 

A client receiving training on Outreach at a Priory Group home  Shoppers getting off minibus