We have various supported employment services in Cornwall.

Cornwall Supported Employment specialises in offering support to people with learning disabilities and difficulties, including Asperger's and autism, to find and keep a job, and to develop their skills and confidence through work-related activities including volunteering and work experience as well as paid employment.

We also support employers on an ongoing basis to give any placement the best possible chance of working and to support employers to diversify their workforce in Cornwall. One of the ways in which we do this is by providing effective support and training that encourages employers to offer work-related opportunities for individuals with learning disabilities, Aspergers & Autism (LDD).

Much of this activity is part of the Cornwall Works for Learning Disabilities programme.

Find out more about our supported employment services in this leaflet

Information on how we work with employers

Some of the programmes we deliver include:

Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW)

SSW provides applied skills training for anyone aged 19 or over who is already doing at least 8 hours of paid or voluntary work per week. We also offer accredited disability mentoring and disability awareness training for employers.

Download an easy read leaflet about the Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW) project

Download a leaflet about Effective Disability Monitoring from the SSW project

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Freestyle programme

Are you 16-24 with a learning disability and looking for work? The Freestyle Programme is here to support young people with every aspect of job searching and career training, including training courses and in-work support

Freestyle can provide help and support with the following:

  • Job searching in newspapers and online
  • Contacting employers
  • Completing application forms
  • Job interview training
  • Getting up to date training courses
  • Learning to use public transport
  • Job trials/work skills
  • Building your confidence
  • Developing social skills

Download the accessible Freestyle leaflet

Read our Freestyle eligibility document

Get in touch with Cornwall Supported Employment

For more information, please contact:

Sue Bartlett
Tel: 01872 250150
Mob: 07540 668 810

Email: sue.bartlett@unitedresponse.org.uk

Write to: Cornwall Supported Employment
United Response
Ella Court
Threemilestone Industrial Estate
Truro TR4 9NH

Or fill in our online form to make a support enquiry