Work Choice, offering people the chance to build a career:
Enable works closely with the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) to support it in its efforts to help people with disabilities into employment with the Work Choice programme. Work Choice is a voluntary scheme and the nature of support that the individual receives is dependent on the help that they require.
Services available in:
What support is available through this service?
Each case is different, but the Work Choice service offers support finding suitable employment for people with disabilities through:
- Placement/work trials
- Training and developing skills
- Building confidence levels
- Interview coaching
- Identifying suitable vacancies
- Overall support throughout the application process and during employment
- Regular progress reviews
What is the referral criteria for this service?
To qualify for support from Work Choice, the individual must:
- Be of working age
- Need support in work as well as to find a job
- Be able to work at least 16 hours a week after ‘work entry support’
- Have a recognised disability that means they find it difficult to obtain or keep a job
- Require specialist help that they can’t gain from other government programmes or schemes (for example – workplace adjustments, suppliers working in partnership with Jobcentre Plus or Access to Work
- The individual does not need to be receiving benefits to apply
People matching the above criteria can apply if they already have a job and are at risk of losing it because of their disability. This also applies if the individual is self-employed.
What funding is available for employers?
Funding may be available to employers when employing 18-24 year olds. Please contact Enable for more information.