National quality mark for supported employment team
The work of a Brighton & Hove City Council team that helps get local people with disabilities into jobs and training opportunities has been praised by a national body.
The council’s supported employment team has gained a kite-mark award from the British Association for Supported Employment (BASE).
The team is one of only 11 in the country to have been through a new auditing process being trialled by the association.
They are currently working with more than 80 local people, helping them gain and retain employment.
The team provides support to the employee, the employer and work colleagues through training, job coaching and advice.
The council’s assistant director for education and skills, Jo Lyons, said: “We want all our residents to have equal access to training and employment opportunities.
“The BASE kite-mark is a very clear sign that we’re doing things the right way, and I hope it will lead to more local employers working in partnership with our supported employment team.”
To find out more about getting support from the council’s supported employment team to offer jobs or training opportunities to local people with disabilities, please:
• Email SET@brighton-hove.gov.uk
• Phone 01273 295961.