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The Working Together Conference 2014 How to create and sustain job opportunities Patrick Carey, Helen Wilkinson, Tom Duxbury, Simon Henning and Philip.

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1 The Working Together Conference 2014 How to create and sustain job opportunities Patrick Carey, Helen Wilkinson, Tom Duxbury, Simon Henning and Philip Lockwood-Jones

2 The Working Together Conference 2014 Outcome of Todays Session Insight into Supported Employment The role of a Job Coach The Sponsoring manager insight The journey of an intern

3 The Working Together Conference 2014 The Supported Employment Model

4 The Working Together Conference 2014 Short Film

5 The Working Together Conference 2014 Bridging the gap Employers Customers

6 The Working Together Conference 2014 Reasonable Adjustments

7 The Working Together Conference 2014 Supporting disabled people into employment Businesses to employ a person with a disability for a trial period Employers to think about job carving More choice of ways to apply for a job Offer working interviews Employ someone! The more people with a learning disability that are seen to be a valuable part of the work force, the easier it will be for others to get a job

8 The Working Together Conference 2014 If you require any advice or guidance about supporting a disabled person into employment please contact: Coventry – The Employment Support Service (TESS) Patrick Carey (TESS) Warwickshire Employment Support Team (WEST) Helen Wilkinson

9 The Working Together Conference 2014 Tom Duxbury (EmployAbility Job Coach) EmployAbility Internship Programme  0900 – Work starts in the Project Room  1030 – Interns go to their placements  1230 – Lunch Break  1500 – Interns return to the project Room  1530 – End of the working day

10 The Working Together Conference 2014 Simon Henning, Corporate Affairs, National Grid  Supporting an internship hasn’t been a drain on time or resources  Planning and organisation make a huge difference

11 The Working Together Conference 2014 Philip Lockwood-Jones (EmployAbility Intern)  My current placements  The impact on me  Dreams and ambitions


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