What We Do

SES focuses on employment programmes to help people with disabilities and health conditions get back into work. The main employment programme is Workable (NI).

SES Values & Ethos

  • SES is committed to provide the best quality service to programme participants, employers and programme commissioners
  • Provision of person-centred services to people with disabilities and health conditions which respect the dignity, aspirations and choices of each individual
  • Sharing resources, knowledge and expertise to ensure delivery of a high quality, standardised service across the SES partner organisations.

Workable (NI)


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:

  • Specialist one to one support to the individual
  • Provide on the job and/or outside of work training
  • Provide specific training identified for the employee to assist them in their work above what the employer would normally offer
  • Provide specific disability awareness training to employer and work colleagues.
  • Offer advice and assistance with making reasonable adjustments in the workplace

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

work_connectConnect 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.

  1. Action Plan completion – three weeks to get to know the client and plan their participation.
  2. Pre-Employment Support – 13 weeks of intense support and assistance to secure employment.
  3. Job Entry Support – assisting the client move into employment

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.