Supported employment

Help for people with disabilities to find work and to stay in work

If you or someone you know has a disability, the Supported Employment Team may be able to provide advice or to support them to find or maintain work. By providing the right support, we can help develop job skills, look for paid or voluntary work and overcome barriers to employment.

For employers

The Supported Employment Team helps employers find suitable employees and have a more diverse workforce. We can help organisations looking for paid or voluntary workers. We also support those who are already employed but are having difficulties because of their disability. 

How the Supported Employment Team helps 

The supported employment service in Brighton & Hove is a small team that provides intensive and personalised employment support with small caseloads for each worker. We follow the values and methods of the Supported Employment model. You can learn more about Supported Employment on the British Association of Supported Employment website. Our work is funded by Brighton & Hove City Council, the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) and the European Social Fund (ESF). 

We work with people who are citizens of Brighton & Hove, over the age of 18 and who have disabilities. However, the team regularly receives more referrals than we have capacity to take on. For that reason we use a priority system to decide which people will be taken onto our caseload. Our priorities reflect the requirements of our funders.

We give priority to people who fall into one or more of the following categories:

Get help

To receive help, complete a referral form, or ask someone to fill in the form for you, and then return it to the Supported Employment Team. 

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Contact us

Get in touch with the Supported Employment Team.