SES focuses on two main employment schemes to help people with disabilities and health conditions get back into work. The main employment scheme is Workable (NI).
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Work Connect was a voluntary programme administered by the Disability Employment Service, to facilitate the employment needs of people with disabilities and/or health conditions. SES was awarded the sole contract for all of Northern Ireland to deliver the Work Connect Programme.
Work Connect was designed to support individuals move from incapacity related benefits (ie Employment Support Allowance or Incapacity Benefit) into lasting, paid employment through three clearly defined stages.
SES managed to secure employment for 411 people during this period, which equated to 30% of registrations to the programme against a target of 20%. A major part of the programme was to sustain employment and SES managed 65% of employment outcomes to be sustained for at least 6 months.
Workable (NI) is also administered by the Department for the Communities. It is a flexible programme which assists people with disabilities to return to work or remain in their current job of at least 10 hours/week or more.
SES partnership has also been awarded 1 of 3 contracts to deliver the Workable Programme across Northern Ireland
Each of the SES partners provide their own tailored specialist support to best meet the needs of the individuals they assist in the workplace. Support may include:
A support package is agreed between the employee, employer and the SES provider for a period of 1 year, however this can be extended depending on the individual needs.
Referral onto the Workable (NI) Programme can be made completed by SES staff.