Supported Employment Network – learning disability

Choice in Hackney

Contact details
www.choiceinhackney.org
0207613 3206

Who
Clients: Disabled adults with physical, sensory, mental health issues, Learning Disabilities and long-term health conditions.
Disabled people aged 18+ who live in Greater London. Our access criteria is that participants must be disabled people.

What
Support: Skills development/Volunteering/Employment
Our Advocacy Training & Employment (AT&E) project provides:

  • 13-week classroom based training on the principles of advocacy.  This is held 1-day per week and includes tuition led by the AT&E Coordinator, written exercises and tests.  Also included are practical exercises on job search skills: writing applications / CVs and interview techniques
  • 12-week+ work placements in the voluntary, statutory and private sectors.  This allows our trainees to get a feeling of the world of work and aids their employment prospects
  • Job coaching via the Work Experience Coach who will provide employment support to current and ex-trainees.   The Coach provides trainees with self-development skills, assists them along their pathway to employment and/or job retention
  • Ongoing support including monthly e-news providing vital information to existing and former trainees on current job vacancies, self-employment and training opportunities.

Hackney Supported Employment

Contact details
020 8356 5700 (and ask for the Supported Employment Team)
supportedemployment@hackney.gov.uk

Who
Clients: Learning Disability/Mental Health/Visual Impairment
Anyone with a health condition accessing secondary services for health and social care (autism, sensory impairment, learning disability, mental health).

What
Skills Development/Volunteering/Employment
Unlimited support, it’s a voluntary programme. 1-2-1 appointments, groups and training. Including Hackney lates 5-8pm once a month.


Peter Bedford Housing Association

Contact details
0203 815 4100
www.peterbedford.org.uk

Who
Clients: Learning Disabilities/Mental Health/Autism Spectrum Disorder
All genders, 18+

What
Support: Skills Development/Volunteering/Employment
Small group on the job supported volunteering/customer services training. Classroom based basic skills courses in ICT/Money Management.

1-2-1 employability support for those engaged in our services in particular on the job training. IAG (Information Advice and Guidelines) services. Digital literacy support with a dedicated digital champion.

Enrichment sessions on Monday which support individuals with softer outcomes, the focus is on the development of independence, work and learning through creative courses such as Arts & Crafts, Photography, Digital Inclusion and Life-Skills (learning about themselves, their lifestyle and local community).

Commitment time varies depending on the activity – from 1.5hrs one-off IAG session to 2hrs twice a week over 13 weeks. This does not include more longer term programmes.