Step On UKSPF- The Inclusive Employability Hub

Step On UKSPF is a service within the NHS who works within IPS framework to deliver employment support and to help clients who experience mental health, aid their recovery through employment within primary care. 

We are in consortium with Jet, Jet-ability & Beam to form The Inclusive Employability Hub. Jet offer generalised employment support. Jet-ability offer employment support to those with learning disability and Beam offer employment support to refugees, asylum seekers, ex-offenders and those at risk of homelessness.

We all offer employment support to clients who are ‘economically inactive’.

Step On UKSPF have a team of 2 employment specialists, a peer support worker a IPS supervisor & a Team manager.

Individual Placement and Support (IPS) is an employment support approach that was originally developed for people experiencing mental health and addiction issues.

This service is funded until March 2025 by UKSPF- Levelling Up government funding.

Adult education and learning
Careers advice
Mental health support
Computers and IT skills
Employment and training initiatives
Mental health
Support with employment
Service access criteria:

We support clients who are ‘economically inactive’- This means anyone who hasn’t been in paid employment for 4 weeks or more and DO NOT have work commitments on their UC account. (Don’t have to attend the job centre to show that they are completing job searches and don’t have a work coach). Clients can still be in receipt of other benefits.

Clients 18-64 years of age

We are currently only funded for Stoke-on-Trent. So clients GP practices should be part of a SOT postcode.

We deliver this service within primary care setting and aim to allocate and meet with clients face to face within 2 weeks.

Additional needs catered for:
Vision impairment friendly
Wheelchair accessible
Learning difficulty friendly
Physical disability friendly
Waiting list (weeks): 0
Employment support, Individual Placement and Support, Mental Health Recovery,
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