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CheckIN Works and Giraffe Trading

AddressVarious locations in Perth
ContactGareth Ruddock / Sarah Bradley
Phone Number01738449227 / 633887
Agency BriefCheckIn Works operates across Perth & Kinross. Its aim is to improve accessibility to job opportunities for adults experiencing a diverse range of disabilities, mental ill-health, homelessness and other barriers to sustaining meaningful employment.
Target Client Group16+
Programmes OfferedWork placements are available in catering, retail, hospitality and  gardening. These are offered at 5 venues - Ladeside Training Centre; Springlands Walled Garden, Giraffe Cafe and Gift Shop; Stir it Up Cookery Training School and Mill Street CafĂ©. The focus is on 1:1 Employability support - personal development and gaining of valuable work skills and experience. Jobclubs assist with job applications, interview techniques, CV writing, etc. In addition the organisation offers volunteering and mentoring opportunities.
EligibilityIndividuals with learning difficulties, autism, physical disabilities, sensory impairment and mental health issues.
ReferralSelf referral and through partner agencies (forms available on the webpage)
OutcomeWorking towards building up hours of attendance and commitment- development of skills and confidence - ready to make next steps
ProgressionFurther training, education, volunteering, and supported employment and employment

Stages Covered

Stage 1 Referral/Engagement Activity - Examples of this is early engagement activity, identification of client need and development of an action plan.

Stage 2 Barrier Removal - Examples of this is barrier removal activities and confidence building, support to develop core skills such as numeracy and literacy, holistic activities linked to individual needs and employability skills.

Stage 3 Vocational Activity - Examples of this may include job search, work experience, employability skills and accredited pre-employment training for core skills.

Stage 4 Employer Engagement and Job Matching - Activities may include employer engagement through work experience and job matching, mentoring and supporting clients in the work place.

Stage 5 In work/Aftercare - Support to help the client to sustain employment, upskilling/work force development, Mas and support business start up.

To learn more about the different stages, please read our icon Employability Pipeline [360Kb] page.