Employability & Personal Development
At Disability Can Do we offer employment support services for individuals aged 16+ living in the Gwent region. See the map at the bottom of this page.
We deliver employability training and create personal development plans for people living with a disability. By setting realistic and achievable goals, we can then outline the best steps to make ambitions a reality.
WORKING ON WELLBEING
Our Working on Wellbeing is a free, bilingual service, delivered by Disability Can Do in partnership with Scope. It is open to people who are;
- Disabled – including those with a physical or sensory impairment, learning difficulty, autism or mental health condition
- Living in the Gwent region
- Aged 16 and over
Through Working on Wellbeing, Disability Can Do supports people with disabilities, helping them to enhance their employability and achieve their career goals.
Through group and one-to-one sessions we help people to:
- Understand their career goals
- Grow their confidence, assertiveness, and independence
- Write their CV
- Develop interview skills
- Find and apply for volunteering, training, or employment opportunities.
Participants will also have:
- Exclusive access to job boards to find vacancies from inclusive employers
- In-work support if you start work whilst with us. This includes practical guidance on requesting adjustments, support with Access to Work forms, and emotional support.
Disability Can Do offers two streams of support Starting line and Kickstart.
A 7-week pre-employment group training programme. This is for people with disabilities in the early stages of their employment journey. We help build confidence and core employment skills before starting their job search.
- 2 group sessions delivered each week. Group sessions focus on core skills such as confidence, communication and CV writing
- A weekly one-to-one with your dedicated employment adviser. They will support you with your personal work goals
- Building confidence and encouraging you to speak positively about disability
- Support to find and keep voluntary work, paid work, education or training
- 3 months of fortnightly check in calls once the 7 weeks have finished. We can support with enrolment forms or application forms, as well as checking in on your wellbeing.
A 6 month one to one support service, for disabled people with disabilities who feel ready to start work. Support is delivered through fortnightly one to one sessions. Individuals have a dedicated adviser to support them throughout the programme.
- Confidence, assertiveness, and independence building
- Assistance with CV and interview techniques
- Help finding and keeping employment
- Discussing reasonable adjustments and encouraging people to speak positively about disability.
Disability Can Do also provide ongoing support, such as guidance if you have concerns over things like pay and asking for reasonable adjustments in the workplace, or need help covering costs towards your new career. You have us in your corner to help you understand and assert your rights.
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