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1 1 Real Jobs The Big Event Real Jobs Zone March 16, 2010 Liverpool

2 In Control In Control’s mission is to play a key role in the creation of a new system of social care, where people will control their support, their money and their lives as valued citizens 2

3 A Real Job A real job can be where someone is employed by a company or organisation, or is self-employed. The person is paid, that is to say they do not give their labour for free. Helps the person to meet their life-goals and aspirations. Is valued by managers and colleagues. Gives the person a chance to progress, if they wish to. Has similar hours and times at work as other employees at the company or in similar jobs. Gives employment rights and the other benefits accorded to colleagues and others in similar jobs...very similar to the definition in Valuing Employment Now 3

4 Valuing Employment Now 4

5 The role of Personal Budgets The role of Personal Budgets (from Valuing Employment Now) The move to personal budgets...provides an important opportunity to support adults with learning disabilities into work. Personal budgets can and should be used for this. Learning Disability Partnership Boards will be encouraged to review day service modernisation plans, to ensure that they have employment at their heart......plus twelve other key areas.... 5

6 What have we discovered so far? Every individual is different: we all have different strengths and different support needs Each ‘group’ of people has different strengths and needs: we need to be sensitive to difference Each locality is different: we must build on strengths, and recognise weaknesses 6

7 Work and Jobs pages Valuing Employment Now, strategy document Work and Jobs Facts Sheets What is a Great Job? Buy What about my Benefits? So how do I get a job? What if I need help? If the help isn’t there, what do I do? 7

8 Factsheets What’s a great job for me Get your job in 4 steps Finding the right job What about benefits Customised employment Customised planning Negotiating with employers Using supported employment Writing an ad My job by Wendy Perez 8

9 The Real Jobs programme 1.Diagnosis and strategic planning phase 2.Tailored programme, incorporating: Developing a customised employment service Family led jobs Self-employment Etc. 9

10 Steering Group Andrew Tyson Anne O’Bryan Keith Bates Wendy Perez Susan Allott Steve Beyer Nicola Gitsham Ellen Atkinson Chris East 10

11 Practicalities Cost – 7K for diagnosis phase for IC members Start – as soon as possible Diagnosis phase – includes 5 on-site visits, including 3 workshops Duration – by negotiation, up to 2 years Strategic focus – Valuing Employment Now, PSA16, Putting People First and Right to Control (braided funding streams), Getting a Life pilots (transition) 11

12 UCP: United Cerebral Palsy’s Six year Choice Access Project, Mike Callahan, Nancy Sullivan, Abby Cooper, Susan Wells 12

13 UCP: Design Features “ Your money” an individual budget directed by participants Differentiated roles: Choice Coordinator, Employment Advisor Highly structured individual planning job development Extensive technical assistance & training

14 UCP: Finding the Right Job  What do you do best? t Recognize that no one knows me better than I do, though others may have helpful perspectives.  What would your best possible job be like? t Identify careers based on personal talents, skills, interests and passions. t Understand the importance of work.  Who do you know thatcould help you out with... ? Using natural supports the person has and chooses

15 Detroit, New Orleans and Pittsburgh 285 people applied 260 people accepted - only people with severe + multiple disabilities re communication, manipulation & mobility difficulties. 40% also had learning disabilities 221 participants made plans 134 participants became employed (61%) 29 became self-employed (13%) UCP: United Cerebral Palsy’s 6 year Choice Access Project,

16 Customised Employment in the UK Developing local capacity for everyone that wants a career

17 A process that really works Best supported employment practice: All stakeholders engaged Person centred planning techniques Updated technology – digital photography, PowerPoint profiles and portfolios Best employer practice: Disability Equality Duty Lean Systems Reasonable adjustment Real Careers

18 Customised Employment Discovery Profile  What am I already good at? Person centred job planning  Led by the job seeker, focused on what works, aimed at potential employers Employer discovery and negotiation  Job seeker’s priorities, employer needs analysis, workplace analysis, reasonable adjustments and support Career

19 Family Led Jobs Aligning the efforts of people who want careers, their families, friends and services, Anne O’Bryan and Steve Parr

20 Key Aims –Find people who want real jobs but are having trouble getting them –Use best practice from the USA and UK –Combine family commitment and enthusiasm with local service support Shared learning Permanent paid jobs for 5 to 7 people

21 Family Led Jobs Key Actions  Support to families to get involved, invite others and complete the process successfully  Welfare Rights session  Day 1 - Introduction and Discovery Process  Day 2 - Getting to the Planning Meeting  Day 3 – Employer Discovery & Job Negotiation

22 Family Led Jobs Introduction Discovery Action

23 Chris was sixteen and still at school. It was difficult to think about his employment pathway but a local supported employment service helped put together his profile.

24 “Discovery makes us think much more positively about Chris”. Veronica, Chris’s Mother

25 Although he’s only 16 we can already see Chris has a lot to offer an employer...

26 Chris has had personalised work experience at the Co-Op supported by his school and family… And is now looking for a job in the hotel industry…

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