Being employed is important to all of us; it provides us with an income to afford to live independently, offers important social networks, a routine, and a sense of pride.
People with disabilities and mental health conditions continue to face complex barriers in to employment, including stigma and discrimination. However, there is a growing awareness and evidence to suggest that vulnerable people who want to work can be supported in to securing and maintaining meaningful employment.
Collaborative working is essential to the success of Workbridge employment support. As our service users progress through the vocational pathway and begin to reach their full potential, we offer tailored one-to-one employment support.
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Service users have the opportunity to experience a recruitment process as part of their work skills development. With more than 50 work placements readily available, service users can gain work related qualifications in their chosen area of employment.
Our employability workshops are designed to give service users the tools required in the current employment market. Workshops include: Searching and applying for work, CV writing and interview skills.
The employment support team offers tailored careers information, advice and guidance on a one-to-one basis; which further enhances the employability skills of our service users and maximises opportunities.
Through the services we provide and online careers tools, service users recognise and identify their employment strengths, interests, support needs and areas for development. We then work together to explore realistic, meaningful and sustainable goals.
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