The Work and Health Programme

Employability is central to Shaw Trust. Supporting people into the workplace, especially those with complex needs is a vital service – valuable to individuals, families, communities, businesses and the economy. Careers support helps people improve their life chances as they enter and sustain meaningful work and tackle in-work poverty.

The Work and Health Programme is designed to help people who have a disability or health condition, disadvantaged due to their circumstances, such as a care leaver or someone who is homeless. Our Support Managers work with an individual for up to 15 months to help manage their health conditions, develop their skills and gain sustainable employment.

In addition to one to one support meetings, individual will be given access to the Shaw Trust Participant Portal, where they can find online courses, training, video tutorials and suitable live vacancies.

We also work with local delivery partners who will help individuals to develop effective job search techniques, identify their transferable skills and match these to suitable vacancies.

Work and Health Programme:

If someone is of working age, and meets any of the following criteria, they are likely to be eligible.

working age adult with disabilities or physical health condition that presents a barrier to employment
working age adult with a mental health condition
offender / ex-offender
member of a family where a child is at risk of becoming Looked After
member/former member of HM Armed Forces
partner of current or former Armed Forces personnel
care leaver
young person in a gang
person for whom a drug/alcohol dependency (including a history of) presents a significant barrier to employment 
refugee
victim of domestic violence
 
There is no requirement to be in receipt of Universal Credit or any other benefit.

 

Service access criteria: Any of the following: A person with a neurodivergent condition such as Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, which affects their ability to work, working age adult with disabilities or physical health condition that presents a barrier to employment, working age adult with a mental health condition, offender / ex-offender, member of a family where a child is at risk of becoming Looked After, member/former member of HM Armed Forces, partner of current or former Armed Forces personnel, care leaver, young person in a gang, person for whom a drug/alcohol dependency (including a history of) presents a significant barrier to employment  refugee, victim of domestic violence
Categories:
Connecting with others
Getting active
Healthy lifestyle
Day to day helping hand
Helping with money
Information and advice
Transport and getting around
Mental health
Support with housing
Support with employment
Support for carers
Volunteering
Managing a long-term health condition
Basic necessities (food/clothes)
Advocacy
Arts and creativity
Connecting with nature
Youth support
Social prescribing
N/A
Additional needs catered for:
Vision impairment friendly
Hearing impairment friendly
Wheelchair accessible
Learning difficulty friendly
Physical disability friendly
Dementia friendly
Takes place in the client’s home
Non English speaking friendly
N/A

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