2) Help with finding and keeping a job - Transition Guide

Supported Employment - national programme

Supported Employment helps people with significant disabilities. It helps them move towards and into paid work.

For more information visit the British Association for Supported Employment (BASE) website.  Click on the logo.

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Visit the Disability Sheffield website.  They have a list of local organisations and services that give information and advice on getting a job. Click on the logo.

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Sheffield Supported Employment

This programme helps people with learning disabilities and / or autism into a paid job. It supports you in looking for and keeping a job.  Job Coaches can give you support.    

Entry guidelines

  • There is a check sent to the DWP to make sure you can apply.  DWP is the Department for Work and Pensions.
  • The person taking part must not be employed, in full time education or on any other funded programme
  • The minimum age to take part is 18
  • The programme runs until March 2025

Find out more by emailing opportunity@sheffield.gov.uk

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Jobcentres can help young people with SEND:

  • find a job
  • get information about disability friendly employers
  • discuss other support available

They can refer you to a disability specialist advisor or a specialist work psychologist. They can also carry out an ‘employment assessment’ of your skills and experience.  This helps see what kind of roles you are interested in.

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Opportunity Sheffield

Opportunity Sheffield is part of Sheffield City Council. It provides employment and skills programmes. These are designed to help people who face difficulty in looking for work. This can include individuals who want to start their employment journey but don’t know how.  It includes those with:

  • disabilities
  • physical or mental health issues
  • criminal records
  • skills deficits
  • a lack of work experience

Visit their website by clicking on the logo below.

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