Help with finding
This is the link to the
government website which summarises the work of Job Centre Plus in
helping people to find work or gain skills.
Disability Employment Advisers
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 to help people who are
claiming Employment and Support Allowance or incapacity benefits
to get work. 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 schemes.
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