This project aims to support 355 unemployed or inactive residents of Warwickshire to access, or make progress towards, employment. A programme of activity to provide support to two client groups:
People with mental health issues via the Warwickshire Mental Health Employment Service.
Young offenders via the Warwickshire Youth Justice Service.
In both cases, delivery will be individually tailored to identify and tackle barriers to employment. Both strands of the programme will use a key worker/ mentor/ job coach model in order to establish a supportive relationship with each participant.
All participants will work with their key worker to identify their barriers to employment and compile a personal action plan that will help them to address these barriers. Activities may include (but would not be restricted to):
Health & Safety
Basic First Aid
Target beneficiaries are those people with mental health issues as a barrier to employment and young offenders aged 15-18 years old. Both groups of people have multiple and complex barriers to participation and need significant support to enter the labour market. Project activity will take place in the localities across the county where eligible participants live.
Rethink will be delivering the mental health element as part of the Warwickshire Mental Health Employment Support Service – which has been expanded using ESF.
Warwickshire’s Youth Justice Service will deliver the young offenders strand.