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Next Steps and work preparedness. Huw Davies British Association for Supported Employment www.base-uk.org. The day’s programme (24 March). A day to look at work-related issues Work, wellbeing and recovery Labour market trends Supported employment Self employment & social enterprise

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next steps and work preparedness

Next Steps and work preparedness

Huw Davies

British Association for Supported Employment

www.base-uk.org

the day s programme 24 march
The day’s programme (24 March)
  • A day to look at work-related issues
  • Work, wellbeing and recovery
  • Labour market trends
  • Supported employment
  • Self employment & social enterprise
  • Welfare benefits
work and wellbeing
Work and wellbeing
  • Work is good for us… does this mean any work or “good work”?
  • 24% of people with long-term mental health conditions are employed
  • <7% of people using secondary mental health services are in work
  • 90% of people who have used mental health services want to work
  • 38% of employers who say they would not employ someone with a mental illness
  • 95% of employers who have employed someone with a mental health condition do not regret doing so
recovery
Recovery
  • Mark Gilman (National Treatment Agency)
  • Recovery does slowly what drink & drugs does fast.. It changes perceptions of reality
  • Recovery is a process of exposure and is contagious
  • - Catch it from others in recovery

An active process where the person in recovery is the expert

Physical ► psychological ► social ► environmental recovery

welfare benefits
Welfare benefits
  • Debbie Witton (Salford Welfare Rights Service)
  • The issues:
  • Will I be better off working? What if it’s part-time work?
  • Impact of work on housing benefits
  • Benefit reassessment
  • Financial impact of going back to college
  • Where to get advice?
  • www.salford.gov.uk/welfarerights.htm
labour market trends
Labour market trends
  • Christopher Pope (New Economy)
  • Despite the cuts and economic downturn, there are jobs out there!
  • Many more jobs require higher skills levels
  • Many new jobs are part time
  • www.neweconomymanchester.com
supported employment
Supported Employment
  • Mick Dean (Bury EST)
  • The options:
  • Doing nothing!
  • Education and training
  • Volunteering
  • Getting a job

Specific support in Bury for recovering drug misusers

– is this the case everywhere?

the supported employment model
The supported employment model

An individualised approach with a focus on meeting employer and employee needs

  • Get to know the person
  • Identify the ideal job
  • Get potential employers on board
  • Find the job and agree a plan
  • On the job support
  • Ongoing career development and employer support

Place ► Train ► Maintain

social enterprise and self employment
Social enterprise and self-employment
  • Sue Dixon (Bubble Enterprises)
  • Opportunities for support to:
  • Develop business ideas
  • Understand how to market a business
  • Learn how to manage business systems
  • Comply with legal requirements
  • Formulate business plans
  • Cope with the pressures
  • www.bubblesquared.co.uk
work star and action plan
Work Star and action plan
  • Self assessment of:
  • Job-specific skills
  • Aspiration & motivation
  • Job-search skills
  • Stability
  • Basic skills
  • Social skills for work
  • Challenges
  • Action planning of next steps
  • www.outcomesstar.org.uk/work/