NHS Community Head Injury Service: Working Out
Working Out 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).
What We Do
We assess the vocational needs and potential of people with acquired brain injury, and based on this we provide them with a specialist rehabilitation programme.
- A broad range of individual and group activities are available. These include sessions on general and vocational brain injury awareness and education and psychological adjustment training including developing compensatory strategies. We provide employment coaching, careers advice including around self-employment, support with CV development, job hunting and job applications, as well as IT upskilling.
- We also find, set up and support voluntary work trials to evaluate alternative vocational options and prepare for a return to occupation.
- For those ready to return to work, we set up suitable long-term work placements.
- We also provide specialist job retention interventions for people in work, education or training
- We can also support with ‘Access to Work’ applications.
Who We Can Help
To take part the programme, you will need to fulfil the following criteria:
- Be aged over 16
- Have an acquired brain injury (not a cognitive impairment)
- Be in a position in your recovery where work is a viable option
You can either contact us directly or ask your GP for a referral to our service.
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