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-
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.
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-
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.
Part of the Department for Work and Pensions, bringing together a range of employment and benefit services for people of working age.
Employment support services helping people with mental health problems return to paid employment, voluntary work or training, or to stay in work.
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.
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-