SES focuses on employment programmes to help people with disabilities and health conditions get back into work. The main employment programme is Workable (NI).
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Workable (NI) is also administered by the Department for 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 (NI) 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 completed by SES staff.
Connect to Work supports the employment needs of people with disabilities and/or health conditions. SES has designed this programme to help people move into lasting paid employment with the help of short-term interventions.
Connect to Work has been designed to support individuals move from economic inactivity into lasting, paid employment through three clearly defined stages.
Action Mental Health and the Cedar foundation are delivering this programme within seven Jobs and Benefit offices – Antrim, Ballymena, Ballymoney, Carrickfergus, Coleraine, Larne and Newtownabbey. Referral to this programme is via the Work Coaches in the Jobs and Benefits office.
There are places for 20 people on this programme.