Better Together

A pre-employment course for people who identify as being disabled or having a long-term health condition (including mental health conditions) who may be thinking about starting or returning to employment, volunteering or training.

This course will increase confidence of learners and provide opportunities for and encourage peer support. It will introduce learners to mindfulness and calming techniques and how they can be utilised.  It will support  the use of basic IT skills in everyday life using Learn My Way. It will allow students to discuss disability/long-term health conditions and barriers to working, in a safe understanding environment and will  increase knowledge regarding disclosure to employers and support in the workplace. The course will  enable learners to consider their next steps to moving closer to employment, voluntary work or training.

Learning objectives include:

  • Identify ways to improve self-confidence and recognise our strengths. (Measured by ILP, snapshots and moving on plan.)
  • Improve IT confidence around using the internet, including internet safety.
  • Create small changes within ourselves and our lifestyles to improve anxiety by using well-being methods such as mindfulness.
  • Gain a better understanding of disclosure to employers and available support in the workplace.
  • To develop a plan in order to decide next steps regarding employment, voluntary work or training.

This course is aimed specifically at learners that identify as disabled or have a long-term health condition (aged 19+), who are thinking about starting or returning to employment, volunteering or training and unsure which path to take.

The course will run weekly – every Wednesday – from 20 March to 17 April 2019.

To enrol, please contact LC Groux-Moreau or Alison Browning – WECIL on 0117 9479911 or employability@wecil.co.uk

Further info: Accessible venue. Nearest parking at the Galleries. Central location and close to public transport links.

Date

20 Mar 2019 - 17 Apr 2019

Time

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location

The Station
WECIL (West of England Centre for Inclusive Living)

Organiser

WECIL (West of England Centre for Inclusive Living)
Phone
0117 947 9911
Website
http://www.wecil.co.uk/