Our Intensive Personalised Employment Support (IPES) programme is part of a DWP initiative to provide support for people with disabilities who are at least a year away from moving into employment without intensive support.
Our team of health care professionals provide up to 15 months of pre-employment support to individuals, enabling them to progress towards their employment goals. This is followed by a further 6 months of intensive in-work-support to help them sustain that employment.
The service is funded by the Department for Work & Pensions, meaning there is no cost to the participants or potential employers.
As a Joint Delivery Partner with Shaw Trust, one of the leading providers of Employability & Health services in the UK, we deliver the IPES service across the East & West Midlands (CPA1), London and Home Counties (CPA5).
Working directly with the participants, our key workers utilise local support networks and community organisations, seeking to empower individuals with disabilities to secure long-term employment opportunities.
We specialise in supporting individuals whose physical and mental health are their main barrier to employment. The programme is aimed at job seekers who need more intensive support than is offered through the Work and Health Programme
For further information about the programme, visit the gov.uk website