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Employment and Training

Below are details of organisations that provide help with finding employment or training. We hope you will find this information useful and if you would like us to include any information you feel is relevant then please use our contact us form.

Jobcentres

Jobcentre Plus is responsible for the national network of Jobcentres. These give skilled advice at every stage of your search for a job. They will also make sure you know which benefits or allowances you are entitled to claim.

They can also support you if you are concerned about the impact of your disability on your existing job.

Your local Jobcentre can help and advise you regardless of your situation. They can also help and advise you if you’ve not had any work experience or not worked for a long time. Visit the government job advice page for more information on the support and advice available.

Activate Arts 

Activate Futures is a programme designed for young people with additional needs (ages 16-24) who would like help to progress whether it is into further education, employment/volunteering or becoming independent within their community.  The programme consists of functional skills, life skills, personal & social development, employability skills and community integration. This is a  3 day per week programme running term time only in Kirkby at The Bracknell Centre. It is funded through the EFA, so there is no cost to access it, however they do not provide transport. If you would like more information click here for the flyer or please call: 0151 545 1279

Skills For Care

Individual employers (people who directly employ their care or support staff) are now able to apply for grant funding directly from Skills for Care to support the full costs of training and development for themselves and their personal assistants.

The Workforce Development Fund (WDF) for individual employers is funding from the Department of Health disbursed by Skills for Care. Its aim is to support the ongoing development of people working within the adult social care sector.

Henshaws Trust

Henshaws offer IT training in Manchester, Liverpool and at other venues across the North West. The courses last a minimum of 12 weeks with weekly 2 ½ hour sessions, they also run a Skillstep training course to help you get into employment. Visit their website for more information or telephone 0151 708 7055 and find out what they can do for you.

  Knowsley Inclusion Through Employment (KITE)

The KITE Partnership helps people with learning disabilities find training, voluntary work and real paid jobs!

The partnership is made up of local organisations who help people find work, organisations who provide services people with learning disabilities, Knowsley Council and NHS Knowsley. For an informal chat contact the Knowsley Employment Project Officer on 0151 443 2102, or email KITE@knowsley.gov.uk

Remploy

Remploy’s mission is to transform the lives of disabled people and those who experience complex barriers to work by providing sustainable employment opportunities. Contact their jobseeker services by calling 0845 601 5878 or email employmentservices.osc@remploy.co.uk