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Description of activity
This supported employment service is for people with autism, learning disabilities, mental health needs, physical disabilities and sensory impairments. We work with the London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames and Wandsworth Council to support people to gain and keep paid employment.
We can support you to:
•write your CV and fill out application forms
•search for jobs that match your skills
•prepare for interviews and attend with you, if you need the support
•work with employers to make adjustments to the interview process
•identify changes or adjustments at your work
•understand your rights as an employee or volunteer
How we work with you
•We work with you to write an individual support plan with goals and timescales.
•We look at your work goals and provide support to develop your skills, which may include work trials, work experience, education, training and voluntary work.
•We look at voluntary work experience and training to develop your skills.
•We run job clubs encouraging peer support.
•We will signpost you to organisations or resources to support particular needs.
•We will provide flexible support depending on where you are on your employment journey.
•If you're off sick or struggling with work, we can also support you to keep your job by working with you and your employer.
We also offer support and guidance to employers for existing employees and in the promotion of employing people with disabilities.
Do you need support?
We can support you if you live in the London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames or Wandsworth and have autism, a learning disability, mental health needs, a sensory impairment or a physical disability. You need to be 16+ years of age to access this service.
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We support clients out in the community and will always arrange to meet somewhere that is convenient for you. We don't ask that you come to our office. We often meet clients in cafes, libraries and other community buildings.
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Description of Eligibility or Referral Criteria and Pathways (if applicable)
You must be 16+
You can self referred or be refer by someone else.
You can email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in the service and would like to know more or if you want to send a referral form. You can download our referral form from our website: https://www.choicesupport.org.uk/find-support/find-support-near-you/richmond-wandsworth/richmond-and-wandsworth-referral-form
Alternatively you can call us on 0203 697 7134
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Inclusion and Accessibility
Taking part if you are a child or young person with additional needs or a disability.
How can a child or young person with SEND take part in this activity
We are funded to work with those who are aged 16+