Information for individuals and carers
The service is set up in order to advise and help those who have an acquired brain injury, learning disabilities, mental health issues or autistic spectrum diagnosis, and their families and carers, or are in receipt of services from the Drug & Alcohol Team.
This support is in accordance with the five stages of your pathway to employability:
- Work ready training (pre-work preparation skills)
- Work experience (short and long term)
- Job matching through vocational profiling, CV's and person centred tools
- Applying for jobs
- Preparing for interviews
- Job coaching
- Independent travel training
- Paid work (working less than 16 hours per week)
- Voluntary work
- Employers awareness guide and employability awareness sessions
- Volunteer support assistant (project development)
- Adherence with legal requirements as per support permitted work regulations
Once a person is in a work placement we will support with the induction process and, if necessary, attend this with the individual. We will give extra support with initial training and ongoing support with any mandatory training.
We offer practical "in-work" support and ongoing support. We can work alongside the person and give systematic instructions/support until such times as they can do this for themselves. Only then will we reduce the "in-work" support but will continue to monitor, appraise and support the employee, employer and placement for its duration.
This "in-work" support will depend upon the individual. Some people may only need "in-work" support for a few hours, for some it could be a few days and others could need a few weeks.