Eligibility criteria: 19+, Bristol resident, identifies as disabled or as having a long-term health condition (this is wide and includes mental health difficulties, dyslexia, dyspraxia etc).
Target audience: think about your service users who need to get used to going somewhere every week in a low-key way, people who would benefit from doing training but who are scared of being in a group, people who lack self-confidence, people who need some help with finding out their strengths.
Objectives of the course: during the course we look at how to improve our well-being, discover our strengths, reasonable adjustments in the workplace, and offer a safe place to talk about disability / health conditions with people who will understand. There is also an element of peer support, IT skills, and the course is flexible to accommodate participants’ wishes. For example in our last group people expressed struggling with general life organisation so we did some work on how to keep a calendar, to-do list etc. We have also done some work on finances on another occasion.
Next steps: participants have reported increased levels of confidence and feeling more comfortable in a group setting. A high proportion of participants have gone on to do our longer employment course, Working Together, where people look at CVs, mock interviews and tackle job searching in a more tangible way.
Our next course will take place at Bedminster Library. It will be from 10am to 1.45pm on the 8th of May, 15th of May, 22nd of May, 29th of May, and 5th of June. Assistance with travel is available via Wheels to Work referrals.
You can send me referrals directly via email. Email: LC.Groux-Moreau@wecil.co.uk
Alternatively, people can:
1. Email the employability inbox (email@example.com)
2. Phone WECIL reception (0117 947 9911)
3. Fill in this form with their details and I will contact them: http://bit.ly/bettertogethercontactme