Help with overcoming additional barriers to work –
from engagement to work and beyond
A number of organisations provide specialist employment services to people facing specific barriers to work, like ill-health, disability, addiction, homelessness or caring responsibilities. Often this is a specific feature of the Employability Development support they offer; to find this on the directory search using Target Group and Specialist Advice to find this.
Employability Case Management
People with numerous or more significant barriers can successfully move into work if offered continuous, joined-up support from first contact to sustained employment - they may need to develop their confidence and aspiration just to start on that pathway. We call this Employability Case Management.
This includes Employability Development support, often delivered in greater depth than for those facing fewer barriers, and also actively helping with finding and getting specific jobs. Ongoing support once in work is available as well. Employability Case Management can often involve the Action Plan being delivered by a number of organisations. The Case Manager offers to co-ordinate this and to keep track of the individual as they move between organisations. For information about what each of these elements involves click here.
These are all part of many of the programmes funded by the Department for Work and Pensions available via Jobcentre Plus. Criteria for receipt of benefits often involve an expectation of participation in these programmes – for further information speak to your Jobcentre Plus adviser.
All people on IB, IS, ESA or who have been on JSA for over 6 months; or with particular barriers to work should be able to get this support. The organisations which offer these services are listed in our directory . All these programmes will have eligibility criteria which are stated in the Directory.
To find organisations which can offer Employability Case Mangement visit the directory.