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Charles Hurst announce partnership with NOW Group

Northern Ireland’s largest car retailer, Charles Hurst, has announced its partnership with Belfast based social enterprise, NOW Group, by providing work placements and job opportunities to people with learning difficulties and autism.

Charles Hurst have become the first ever JAM Card Friendly car dealership in Northern Ireland, with 18 staff undertaking JAM Card awareness training to provide them with the knowledge they need to ensure that JAM Card users feel welcome across all 21 showrooms.

The NOW Group launched the JAM Card initiative last year to aid people with communication difficulties to ask for Just a Minute of Patience when they need it.

In addition to the partnership Charles Hurst provided a van to Loaf Catering, NOW Group’s social enterprise that delivers outside catering with its profits supporting people with autism or learning disabilities into jobs with a future.