Job Clubs – by and for disabled people

The Department for Work and Pensions is looking for organisations led by disabled people or in the voluntary sector that could help unemployed people with long-term health conditions/disabilities to get back to work. They want to set up “Journey to Employment Job Clubs” and will provide the funding to design and deliver a holistic and tailored package of back-to-work help including confidence building, managing health conditions etc. Their concept is that sessions will be led by other disabled people and overseen by a disabled community employment specialist recruited by the organisation to work with the club, Jobcentres and employers to secure work experience opportunities.

Have a look at our website for ideas about their potential needs and how the support might be tailored :

http://www.disabilitydynamics.co.uk/understanding%20disability.htm

And please contact me if you want help.

Further information from DWP: Journeyto.Employment@dwp.gsi.gov.uk

or call 0207 449 5056

Best wishes

Penny melville-Brown

penny

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