This is an exciting and innovative project, which forms part of the new Community Living Well service in the area which aims to build stronger links between services. The idea is that anyone coming to the project will have ‘no wrong door’; a single plan that will remain with the individual whatever their needs.
The one year pilot project began in March and will be based in Kensington and Chelsea. It will help people with a range of mental health issues to find work or retain their job when they become unwell. Employment Advisors will be working with Improved Access to Psychological Services (IAPT) therapists and GPs across the borough.
The aim of the service is to provide a dedicated employment advisor service for people in Kensington and Chelsea, Paddington, and the Queens Park area, with common mental illnesses. The team will help people to access local employment opportunities as well as work placements/work tasters, and advisors will provide ongoing support to help with job retention.