We work with individual clients across our health to work programmes to help them find suitable work that meets their skills in their home areas and fits their personal and family needs. There can be many reasons why it is difficult to find meaningful employment these days.  Therefore, it is important that you receive the support you require to get a job, particularly if you have complex needs or multiple barriers to work.


Specialist Employability Support

European Union Social Fund LogoSpecialist Employability Support (SES) is a voluntary, government funded programme, part funded by the European Social Fund, for people whose health condition or disability is making it hard for them to find and stay in work.

 

SES Start Back is for people who currently feel unable to work, but after receiving 12 weeks specialist support they could be ready to move into education, an apprenticeship or employment.

SES Main Provision is for people who have multiple and more complex barriers to employment and who require up to one years' dedicated support.

What kind of support is available?

This is different for everyone but can include:

  • Confidence building
  • Travel training
  • Health and social care support
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Gaining vocational qualifications
  • Taking part in a voluntary work placement
 

Who's it for?

To be eligible for this programme you MUST:

  • Be 18 years + and resident in the UK
  • Be unemployed

AND fall into one or more of the following categories:

  • Be disabled (as per the Equality Act 2010)
  • Have a disability of health condition which prevents you from finding work - due to an existing condition or a condition that has got worse
  • Have multiple and complex needs that cannot be met by any other DWP programme

 

How can I access this programme?
If you would like more information on this programme and how we could help you contact:
Stephen on (0191) 3862634 or email enquiries@finchale.org
Or ask your advisor at the local Job Centre Plus (JCP) to signpost you to Finchale.

Download Specialist Employability Support Leaflet

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Do you need support to find work?

Move Forward is a Department For Work and Pensions (DWP) programme part funded by the European Social Fund. Flexible in design and individually tailored to help you get and keep a job.

How can Finchale help me?

No two customers are the same which means that no two journeys are the same. The type of support you get depends on the help you need but as part of this programme we will provide:-

  • Your own dedicated work coach
  • Support, training and advice
  • Help to secure employment
  • Help to settle in and progress at work
What kind of support is available?
 
This is different for everyone but can include:
  • Training and developing your skills
  • Support sessions to build your confidence and develop the skills to tackle any barriers you may have
  • Support on where and how to look and apply for work with access to the latest vacancies across our extensive networks
  • Work Experience to find out if the job is right for you
  • In-work support to help you settle into your role and progress in your new job
Who's it for?
 
To be eligible for this programme you MUST:
  • Be 16 years + and resident in the UK
  • Have been unemployed for longer than 26 weeks

AND fall into one or more of the following categories:

  • Have a disability (as per the Equality Act 2010)
  • Have a disability or health condition which prevents you from finding work - due to an existing condition or a condition that has got worse.
  • Are a Veteran having previously been a member of the Armed Forces

To be eligible for our support you must live in one of these geographical areas:

York, Craven, Hambleton, Harrogate, Richmondshire, Ryedale, Scarborough and Selby.

How can I access this programme?

If you would like more information on this programme and how we could help you contact:
Stephen on (0191) 3862634 or email enquiries@finchale.org
Or ask your advisor at the local Job Centre Plus (JCP) to signpost you to Finchale.

Download Move Forward Leaflet


Work Choice

Do you want to work but feel like your disability is holding you back?

Work Choice is the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) specialist disability employment programme. Flexible in design and individually tailored to help you get and keep a job if you are disabled and find it hard to work.

How can Finchale help me?

No two customers are the same which means that no two Work Choice journeys are the same. The type of support you get depends on the help you need but as part of this programme we will provide:

  • Your own dedicated work coach
  • Support, training and advice
  • Help to secure employment
  • Help to settle in and progress at work

What kind of support is available?

This is different for everyone but can include:

  • Training and Developing Your Skills
  • Building Your Confidence
  • Interview Coaching
  • Work Experience
  • Benefits advice

Work Choice

 

 Who's it for?

To be eligible for this programme you MUST:

  • Be of working age and resident in the UK
  • Have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010
  • Expect to gain work of 16+ hours per week
  • Need specialist support in work as well as to find a job
  • Need specialist help that you can't get from other government programmes or schemes e.g. workplace
  • adjustments or access to work

Work Choice is available throughout the UK and Finchale delivers this programme in the following post code areas - DH1, DH2, DH3, DH8, DH9, DL12, DL13, DL14, DL15, DL16 and DL17.

If you live in one of these postcodes please contact us.

How can I access this programme?
If you would like more information on this programme and how we could help you contact:
Tracey on (0191) 3862634 or email enquiries@finchale.org
Or ask your advisor at the local Job Centre Plus (JCP) to signpost you to Finchale.

Download Work Choice Leaflet


Step Forward Tees Valley supports local people to overcome the complex reasons preventing them from finding work. These barriers could include physical or mental ill-health, a lack of self-confidence, a gap in skills, a conviction, or an addiction.

The project helps people to build on their strengths and aspirations, using the skills and expertise of partners and local employers to achieve their goals. The project is committed to making a real and lasting change in Tees Valley.

Over three years, Step Forward Tees Valley will work with 2,500 people across Tees Valley by supporting them to take advantage of existing voluntary or employment possibilities, as well as working with local employers to create new opportunities.

Step Forward Tees Valley is joint-funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund, as part of their investment in local projects that tackle the root causes of poverty and promote social inclusion.

If you would like more information or to apply please contact:

Andy Wildish on 0191 386 2634