Supported Employment

Supported employment

Supported Employment aims to promote social inclusion, increase confidence and overall independence for individuals aged 16 plus with health conditions, learning and physical disabilities. Supported Employment provides specialist support for people with barriers to finding and remaining in work through training, assessment and individual development. This achieved by partnership working with other organisations within the public, private and third sector.

The holistic approach enables Participants to make their own choices in finding employment, engaging in vocational training and independent living/housing. In addition, this enhances the quality of life for people with long term conditions and ensures people have a positive experience.

Additionally, Supported Employment can enable an employee to remain in work and offer support with sourcing adaptations in the workplace.

The service includes:

  • A dedicated Support Officer
  • Supported voluntary placements
  • Supported Internships
  • Travel training (if required)
  • On-the-job support
  • Benefit guidance
  • Sign posting to other agencies/organisations
  • Job search support including 1:1 and group job search, CV building, completing application forms and interview techniques
  • Support while attending interviews
  • Support during classroom accredited training
  • Assist in the transition between Children’s Services/education into Adult Services

Click here to read a Supported Employment Success Story

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