Welcome to Disability Employment Solutions - promoting ability
Disability Employment Solutions work with people who have mental health problems, learning difficulties or physical or sensory disabilities to support them into quality employment and training.
It is made up of a number of projects and teams, located across the city, working in different areas of employment and training, but all working towards creating routes into worthwhile employment and suitable for people with a disability.
Support to people with disabilities includes:
Job searching - monitoring job centre vacancies, the local press and by working directly with employers to develop opportunities
Competing for jobs - helping people to compete better for jobs and access to growth sector jobs withinn the major developments in the city
Gaining jobs - helping people to secure jobs by offering employers a range of support services
Support within the workplace - help and support is provided to workers at their place of work
You can read about the work of the different teams using the menu on the left. To find out more about how we can be of service to you, feel free to fill in the form at the bottom.
Forward 4 Work supports people with disabilities through 4 key areas:
1. Employment Preparation Team
2. Direct Employment Team
4.Customised training courses
For more information please visit the Forward 4 Work website.
Employment Preparation Team work with people who have mental health issues, learning difficulties, physical or sensory impairment to support them into quality employment and training. EPT is made up of a number of projects across the city.
View more information on the Employment Preparation Team.
DET identifies job opportunities, jobmatching, travel support and on the job training to support clients from training into employment.
View more information about the Direct Employment Team.
Provides help and support to people who have experienced a mental health problem and who want to gain suitable employment. View more information about MITRE Employment Services.
Customised Training - focused specialised short term courses, often linked to employers who are recruiting. These courses give an intensive coverage of topics such as logistics, retail or web design, support is then in place to utilise the skills gained to help you move into employment.
A supported factory providing employment opportunities to people with severe disabilities. View more information about Shelforce.
Catering Network - is a catering, training and development
restaurant based in Yardley, providing vocational training and
employment development for people with learning difficulties. View more information about The Catering Network.
Work Choice Programme
WORK CHOICE provides support to you and your employer which is tailored to meet your individual requirements and wherever possible provides you with the opportunity to progress into unsupported employment. It offers a variety of different job opportunities with a wide range of organisations from small high street shops to national companies. Some employees are also employed in supported factories and businesses.
Our experienced Employment Development Officers are based locally and can offer you:
- Free one to one confidential advice, guidance and mentoring
- Access to Work Experience
- Assistance with CV preparation, Job searching and completing application forms
- Support at interviews
- Support in employment, including job coaching
Just fill in the form below and we will get back to you
To find out more please telephone 0121 303 4146 or email DisabilityEmploymentSolutions@birmingham.gov.uk
Disability Equality Scheme 2007 - 2010
Equipment Loan Service
Disability & Communication - Accessible information services