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Shaw Trust mission statement:. Our clients are at the heart of all we do. Our Vision is that every disabled and disadvantaged person has the opportunity for work. Our Mission is to empower the individual through access to employment.

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shaw trust mission statement
Shaw Trust mission statement:
  • Our clients are at the heart of all we do.
  • Our Vision is that every disabled and disadvantaged person has the opportunity for work.
  • Our Mission is to empower the individual through access to employment.
  • Our purpose is to provide the resources and opportunities for disabled and disadvantaged people to engage more fully within society and realise their potential.
history of the trust
History of the Trust:
  • Shaw Trust was registered in 1982 during the International Year for Disabled Persons.
  • Shaw Trust originated in the village of Shaw in Wiltshire specifically to meet the needs of a small group of individuals. All were severely disabled, but each one had valuable skills and abilities.
  • Shaw Trust is now widely recognised as one of the leading authorities on disability, disadvantage and employment, and is the largest UK provider of employment services for disabled people.
  • Shaw Trust now supports over 40,000 people a year across England, Scotland and Wales through job preparation, job finding, job support, job retention and job creation.
  •  Shaw Trust currently finds jobs for, or supports in jobs, over 9,000 people a year.
work step eligibility who is it for
WORK STEP eligibility. Who is it for?:
  • Government funding Supported Employment Programme.
  • Designed specifically for people who due to their disability may find it hard to find or keep a job.
  • Workstep enables individuals to work effectively in a job by identifying their needs and providing the necessary support to fit their requirements.
  • Support length normally 1-2 years but may be on going if required.
  • Can take referrals from any employer and anyone.
  • Individual must be over 16 years.
  • No upper age limit.
  • Must be disabled as defined.

by the Disability Discrimination Act.

eligibility cont d in addition eligible people must fall within one of these groups
Eligibility cont’d:In addition eligible people must fall within one of these groups.
  • Incapacity Benefit and/or NI credits only (including SDA & Income Support).
  • On JSA and/or NI credits only; for 6 months or more in a current or ‘linked’ job seeking period.

i.e. Incapacity Benefit, Invalid Care Allowance, Maternity or Training Allowance.

eligibility cont d again
Eligibility cont’d again!
  • Job Seekers Allowance LESS than 6 months but immediately on Incapacity Benefit prior to JSA.
  • A former Work Step client who progressed but needs to return within two years OR has left for any reason and returns within one year.
  • Currently in work but in danger of losing their job as a result of their disability. (Both client and employer can notify the Trust)
  • A recent or prospective education leaver whom there is a clear need for Work Step support.
what work step can offer a client in work
What Work Step can offer a client in work:
  • Regular meetings for development activity.
  • Development plans to provide for example:
  • Specialist equipment.
  • Facilitate internal training, and finance for specific external training.
  • Work station assessments.
  • DDA awareness training to staff and managers.
  • Interpreters and communicators.
  • Mentors and 1-1 support through job coaches.
  • Help with fares through Access to Work.
  • Any other support specific to the individuals requirements.
  • Regular ongoing monitoring reviews.
  • Free service.
what work step can offer a client not in work
What Work Step can offer a client not in work:
  • Regular meetings for development activity.
  • Development plans to provide for example:
  • Application form filling / employer liaison.
  • Interview techniques..
  • Advocate at interview.
  • GOALS confidence and motivation training..
  • External training courses.
  • Work experience / Work tasters.
  • Basic skills screening.
  • Any other support specific to the individuals requirements.
  • Regular ongoing monitoring reviews.
examples
Examples:
  • Case study one: Individual with Dyslexia.
  • Case study two: Individual who suffers with Depression.
  • Case study three: Individual with Epilepsy who has struggled to find work.