ECL – Day Opportunities and Inclusive Employment

Day Opportunities

ECL provides day opportunity services for adults with learning disabilities.  Day opportunities offer the chance to:

  • become more independent
  • develop new skills
  • be part of the local community

Adults with learning disabilities have access to:

  • community based activities
  • training programmes
  • skill sessions (such as travel training, healthy eating and independence skills)
  • specialist equipment
  • digital technology to support communication and choice
  • sensory room

ECL also have their own clinical team who can offer specialist, therapy-led support, including occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and physiotherapy.

Inclusive Employment

ECL’s Inclusive Employment programme is for adults with learning disabilities and autism.

Employment consultants work with individuals to develop their skills, confidence and experience so that they are more prepared for work.

They offer support with:

  • vocational profiling
  • CV writing
  • qualifications
  • work placements (in horticultural, retail and hospitality)


ECL support people who have been referred by their local authority, those in receipt of a direct payment, personal budget, personal health budget and those who are funding their care and support needs privately.

Contact ECL to find out costs.

Who the service provides for

18 year olds and above with a learning disability.

Hours of operation

Monday to Sunday, 8.30am to 4.30pm

How the service is accessed

Self referral
Professional referral (e.g. GP, community nurse, or mental health nurse)

Phone number

03330 135438

Operational locations

  • Essex