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Hackney supported employment service

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Service Details

Supported employment is an evidence based, personalised approach to working with people with significant disabilities, including those with learning disabilities, autism and mental health, to access and retain real paid jobs.

The aim is to empower residents to fulfill their employment aspirations, whilst achieving social and economic inclusion.

Interventions provided by service include:

  • Vocational profiling to identify

-peoples aspirations and advise on suitable types of jobs

-learning needs

-Individual skills

-former career experiences and job preferences

  • Sourcing employment opportunities, tailored to candidates’ individual needs and preferences
  • CV preparation - help creating/amending a CV, completing applications etc
  • support during the recruitment & selection process; including, interview techniques
  • Negotiating suitable job goals/ suitable recruitment methods with the employer
  • Job Coaching; to enable the individual to learn the required skills, on the job
  • Ongoing support whilst in employment or work placement, including support to tackle problems at work
  • Support with work related training
  • Support available for employers; encouraging them to be positive about the skills that people with health and social care needs bring to the business and to reduce barriers to recruiting and retaining employment



The service provides supported rmployment for (adult social care customers) including:-

  • people with learning disabilities
  • people with mental health conditions
  • people with substance misuse issues
  • people with Sensory, Visual, Physical or Hearing impairments
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • young people in transition from childhood to adulthood
  • those with unstable or fluctuating physical and long-term health conditions


For further info contact:

Anna-Renée Paisley (Programme Manager – Supported Employment) or Chetna Chudasama (Supported Employment Officer)  

Email: supportedemployment@hackney.gov.uk  or Tel: 020 8356 5700 (and ask for the Supported Employment Team)

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Access to the service is via a referral.

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