Journey to Work
Aim of Project: To support unemployed individual’s, or those who find themselves without purpose in their lives, to build the skills and confidence to move into employment or voluntary placements.
Who is the project for? People with autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and low level mental health problems who are unemployed and living in the Worcestershire area and Rainbow has assessed as being suitable for this project. Rainbow is pioneering a specialist employment project in our area to increase the numbers of those with autism, ADHD and other conditions being able to access work and make a move into voluntary placements.
How will the project be delivered? Due to the spectrum of individual needs, abilities and work choices the project will provide a range of support and opportunities. This will include:
- An Employability Skills Course – this will be a 10 week, 1 day per week for a small group of people (6-8) course that we deliver in partnership with our local college. The college provides the tutoring and course whilst Rainbow provides the classroom assistant and support to enable individuals to access (including transportation where required) and maintain it. We will run 4 courses per year and it will be delivered at either a small college campus or one of our partners’ venues we use across the Worcestershire area.
- Job trails and voluntary placements.
- One-to-one support.
- Access to Rainbow’s other services such as: advocacy support, benefit advice/support, counselling, life-coaching, social and special interest groups, money management and other related workshops.
- Opportunity to access our ‘showcase programme’, which allows individuals to showcase their talents and promote the type of work or voluntary placement they are seeking.