Help for people with disabilities and long term health conditions to find and keep work

The Supported Employment Team is part of the council’s Adult Social Care Services.  We provide coaching and advice to people who have disabilities and long-term health conditions to help them find and maintain work.

By providing the right support we can help people to develop job skills, gain paid or voluntary employment and overcome some of the difficulties that can be experienced in the workplace.

We also help people who are already employed but having difficulties at work because of their disability or health condition.

Our Employment Officers provide advice and support to help people reach their full potential

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Our support includes:

  • talking about realistic work options
  • supporting clients to access work related training courses
  • arranging and supporting work experience placements                             
  • creating a winning CV
  • helping clients complete application forms
  • practising interview skills
  • supporting clients at job interviews

Once someone starts work we can help both the person and the employer with:

  • starting a job and learning the role
  • information on reasonable adjustments
  • job coaching
  • support with improving work skills

How to get help from the Supported Employment Team

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People who are receiving social care services funded by Brighton & Hove City Council can be referred directly to the Supported Employment Team by completing and sending in a referral form or having someone complete and send the referral form for them. Download our Referral form (MS Word 148kb)

People who are not already in receipt of adult social care services from the council need to contact our Access Point who will assess eligibility for support from the team.

General information about other adult social care services is also available from Access point

Supported Employment Newsletters

If you would like to know more about how we help people find and maintain work, please take a look at our newsletter:

Download our winter 2013 newsletter (PDF 383kb)

Downloads

Download our Supported Employment Flyer (PDF 2.19MB)

Download our Referral form (MS Word 148kb)

Contact us

Supported Employment Team
86 Denmark Villas
Hove
BN3 3TY

Map to Denmark Villas

Telephone (01273) 295961

Email set@brighton-hove.gov.uk