Supporting people into work is about understanding their strengths
At Consensus we actively support individuals across our services who wish to experience work, whether that consists of programmes, volunteering or paid employment.
With the help of their support teams, people we support have enjoyed many different work experiences in their local area. Supporting employment involves understanding each individual’s strengths and goals, developing a job plan, engaging with an employer, matching the person to the job and then supporting them in the early stages of work.
Our teams work hard to build good relationships with local employers who are welcoming and supportive and can provide a real opportunity to develop new skills, feel part of the organisation and the local community.
We are very proud of the achievements of every individual we support.
Here are a few examples of some of the people we support, achieving their goals and gaining huge enjoyment through work placements and volunteering roles.
- Monica volunteers at the local Cancer charity store
- Ben at Ty Hendy gains work experience at his local Timber Yard
- John and Ray access a work programme through Asda
- Stephen at Travis Perkins and the Well Café
- Geoff at Phoenix Recycling Centre
Carol has worked hard towards getting voluntary work and now loves helping out at a local charity shop where she works on the till, steams clothes and helps customers with their purchases.
Ben’s chipping in to do his bit
Ben who lives at Ty Hendy has made huge progress recently after being offered the opportunity to work part-time at Fforest Timber, a local timber yard in Gorseinon.
John and Ray’s Story – St Marys Court
John and Ray at St Marys Court are delighted to have been given the opportunity to participate in a 12 week work programme offered by the local Asda in Ware.