Supported Employment Leicester
Support for adults in Leicester to find and stay in paid employment
Who do we work with?
• People who would like support to find and stay in work.
• Have a Learning Disability* and/or Autism.
• Are over 18.
• Live in Leicester.
Please contact us using our on-line referral via the link below, or call us on 0116 454 0079.
If you live outside of the city boundary Enrych may be able to help you.
What does Supported Employment do?
Our Job coaches, help you to find and maintain a job by working with you in some of the following areas:
• Explore your skills and things you are good at.
• Work with you to find a paid job that matches those skills.
• Offer support to apply for a job, including CV building.
• Practice interview skills and support within interview if needed.
• Meet with you and the employer to find out what support you may need in work.
• Look at getting extra support or adaptations, as needed, so that you can do your job.
• talk with you about any benefits you receive and why you can be ‘better off’ in work.
• Work with you to settle into a job.
• Work with Employers to become disability confident.
What is a learning disability? on the Mencap website
More on Autism diagnosis on the National Autistic Society website
Supported Employment is funded by Leicester City Council and a grant from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP).
View our list of employment opportunities with employers who are committed to employing people who have additional needs and/or a disability.
Better Off Leicester
BetterOff will show you the benefits you are entitled to and will help you to apply for them online. BetterOff also provides information on how to find and apply for jobs.visit Better Off Leicester website
MyChoice Leicester City
MyChoice is a directory for care and support services for people living within the Leicester City area.Visit the MyChoice web page
Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
Personal Independence Payment (PIP) can help with extra living costs if you have both:
* a long-term physical or mental health condition or disability
* difficulty doing certain everyday tasks or getting around because of your condition
Find advice, information and support around all things relating to autism.Find out more on the Autism Space web page
Universal Credit is a payment to help with your living costs. It’s paid monthly. You may be able to get it if you’re on a low income or out of work.more on universal credit