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Helps people with learning disabilities and mental health problems find and retain paid employment. Believes that with the right support, everyone can have a paid job.

Works to identify an individual’s skills and help them find suitable employment. Then provides ongoing in-work support to help them retain their job. Can also support individuals and their colleagues who are working. Offers Individual focus - identifying aspirations and talents; Long-term commitment - ongoing support at work;  Flexible support - individual needs are considered; Social inclusion - individuals will be fully integrated with their colleagues; Community employers - jobs with ordinary employers; Worthwhile jobs - jobs are real and valued by organisations; Terms of employment - equal wages, working conditions, promotion possibilities and general terms of employment.

e-mail:  [email protected] or tel: 07932 742267.


Bucks Integrated Sensory Service (BISS)delivered by Action on Hearing Loss. Supports adults and children with hearing loss, sight loss and dual sensory loss. Can provide equipment, mobility training, registration and information/advice.

   

Buckinghamshire Mind Supported Employment

One-to-one support, mentoring, formal and informal training, guidance and practical assistance to people who have experienced mental ill health and are now looking to obtain some form of work.  The support is tailored to individual needs and may include helping to find voluntary work, part-time paid work or if ready, full-time paid employment. Ongoing support and liaison may continue once individuals are in employment. The service can also provide support to people already in employment to help them remain in their job.

The service is open to anyone over the age of 18 living in Buckinghamshire. Referrals should be made through a General Practitioner, a Community Psychiatric Nurse or as a self-referral.


Healthy Minds Employment Service - partnership with Richmond Fellowship

Service open to individuals aged over 18, already in work, who are registered with a GP in Buckinghamshire and who have a common mental health problem e.g. stress, anxiety, depression. Individuals need to have been assessed by the IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) NHS service and identified as needing employment support.  Service supports individuals with developing a Back to Work action plan, covering what they want to happen, what they need to know, what support they need and how changes can be made. Offers vocational advice and guidance to help individuals develop their career, and support on mental health problems.


Jobcentre Plus

Part of the Department for Work and Pensions, bringing together a range of  employment and benefit services for people of working age.


Richmond Fellowship

Employment support services  helping people with mental health problems return to paid employment, voluntary work or training, or to stay in work.


Talkback

Talkback helps people with a Learning Disability or autism to gain access to real employment opportunities.  The Supported Employment service works closely with individuals and their families in supporting people into successful, meaningful paid employment of their choice.  By giving both the individual and employer realistic, ongoing support mechanisms, Talkback intends that they should be both valued and respected in the workplace. Talkback enables job seekers to obtain work tasters with an employer of their choice, with the ultimate aim of securing paid employment. It also assists employers in promoting an integrated and diverse workplace, in addition to meeting some of their future business needs.


Working Out

This service of the Community Head Injury Service (CHIS)  supports people with acquired brain injury in and around Buckinghamshire, helps adults (aged 16+) to return to work and retain their jobs after all forms of acquired brain injury (including stroke, subarachnoid haemorrhage and cerebral tumour).

The service provides specialist brain injury vocational assessment, work preparation, work trials, supported placements and job retention interventions. This may involve a combination of individual work and specialist group programmes (i.e. work preparation group; community vocational rehabilitation activities; job club; placement support group).

Referrals may be from any source (including self or family), at any stage post-injury. This could be early after hospital discharge, during the early months and years of recovery or in response to difficulties in adjusting to the long-term effects of brain injury.








BucksWorkability

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  Copyright © Buckinghamshire Disability Service 2018. Original design by clients of Community Head Injury Service

No part of this site, is to be copied, reproduced without express permission of BuDS, The Clare Charity Centre, Saunderton, Bucks HP14 4BF