Brighton wins award for disability work support
The efforts of a Brighton & Hove City Council team, that helps local people with disabilities find jobs and training opportunities has received a national quality mark.
The team is currently working with more than eighty local residents, to help them get employed, and enjoy staying in jobs. They provide a triangulated system of support, to the employee, the employer and work colleagues, through training, job coaching and general advice.
The councils assistant director for education and skills, Jo Lyons, has said:
“We want all our residents to have equal access to training and employment opportunities.
“The BASE kite-mark is a very clear sign that we’re doing things the right way, and I hope it will lead to more local employers working in partnership with our supported employment team.”
The supported employment team has gained a kite-mark award from the British Associated for Supported Employment.
For more information about Brighton’s supported employment team, contact them via email – SET@brighton-hove.gov.uk,
or telephone – 01273 295961.
© Honza Soukup