Warrington Disability Partnership (WDP) (2)- Employment Team

Information about the service:

See additional entry for the WDP.

In addition to the support and services available  (see other entry for the WDP) we also have an Employment Team who offers a service to help disabled people into employment.

We offer a variety of services relating to this:
1. Job finding:  For those customers ready for work we offer one to one guidance and assistance in finding the right vacancies to apply for, using a variety of jobsearch sites and our local information. 
2. Job coach:  If you are unsure of how you will be able to cope in work, we can provide a jobcoach to guide you through the first few days or weeks as appropriate.
3. Placements:  Provide the opportunity of a placement, which is carefully researched and checked.  You will have regular assessments when on placement to make sure you have made the right choice.  No placement is for more than 2 days a week for a period of six weeks
4. Volunteering:  To help build confidence and get into a working routine we will assist in getting relevant volunteering experience. This can be especially important for those with little employment experience and can be added to a CV.
5. Jobsearch sessions held weekly at Beaufort Street, 2-hour sessions covering skills and strengths, writing CVs, telephone skills, speculative approaches, application forms and interview techniques.

Due to our knowledge of the many services available to our customers we are able to introduce you to services which may assist you in building a future; these include childcare, benefits advice, counselling services, housing services, debt advice and others.

We also offer a range of leisure activities which are suitable for people with disabilities.

Who are the services most suitable for?

General Service: All disabled people including children, their families and carers
The Employment Team: Our service is user led and available to all Warrington residents.

Geographical area covered?

Warrington and surrounding areas. 

What languages other than English are spoken? Is translation available?

Translation servcies can be booked on request. 

Is there a waiting list?

No. 

Is there disabled access?

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Who to contact

Telephone
01925 240064
Fax: 01925 241852
E-mail
info@disabilitypartnership.org.uk
Website
www.disabilitypartnership.org.uk

Where to go

Address
WDP Centre for Independent Living
Unit 1 Beaufort Street
WARRINGTON
Postcode
WA5 1BA
Notes

from Warrington town centre buses 30, 31, 32, 33, 110, HS

Time / date details

When is it on
Monday to Thursday 9.00am to 5.00pm Friday 9.00am to 4.00pm Saturday 9.00am to 12 noon

Other details

Costs

Details
This is a free service

Availability

Age ranges
All ages
Referral details

General service: Drop in, referral or appointment.  We work closely with other statutory, voluntary and charitable organisations to offer the appropriate and best services for individuals

Employment Team assistance: drop in or referrals can be made by Social Care, Health care professionals,  Job Centre Plus, Housing associations.  People can self refer.  Appointments are made to meet clients needs.