Help with finding work
This is the link to the government website which summarises the
work of Job Centre Plus in helping people to find work or gain
Disability Employment Advisers
Disability Employment Advisers (DEAs) work in Job Centres and
can help you find work or gain new skills even if you have been out
of work for a long time, or if you have little or no work
experience. A DEA will find out about your abilities and the sort
of job that would suit you. They will then help you to draw up an
action plan to help you to get a job or onto a training course.
Pathways to work
Pathways to Work is a programme run by Jobcentre Plus tohelp
people who are claiming Employment and Support Allowance or
incapacity benefits togetwork. The help is tailored specifically
for each person taking part in the programme.
From October 2010, WORKSTEP, Work Preparation and the Job
Introduction Scheme will be replaced by Work Choice. Work Choice
helps disabled people to find employment and can support you in
your job if you need it.
ambitions: Better employment support for people with a mental
Rachel Perkins, Paul Farmer and Paul Litchfield
Department for Work and Pensions, December 2009
This review was commissioned by the Secretary of State for Work
and Pensions to look at mental health and employment and to
identify how Government could help people with mental health
conditions fulfil their employment ambitions. Chapter 4 contains
information on linking mental health and welfare to work services.
In particular, it may be worth seeing the Mental Health Coordinator
in your Jobcentre Plus District. Chapter 5 has information on
easing the transition from benefits to work, including examples of
flexible in-work support using Access to Work and intern
Doing what works: Individual placement and support into
Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health, February 2009. This
briefing sets out the case for the Individual Placement and Support
(IPS) approach to helping people with service mental health
problems to gain competitive employment. The key principles of IPS
may be useful if you are putting together an action or support plan
for your entry into work.
Rethink employment and training services
Rethink provides a wide range of employment and training
services to people with severe mental illness.
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