Supported employment is a service we provide where we support a person with disabilities into employment and during their employment.

We also help their employer create an environment where a person with disabilities can work effectively.

How we help

The first thing we do is communicate with you to find out what your skills and interests are - it's a great place to start! Then we talk about the type of work you might like and be able to do. If required, we can then develop your skills, through training and a range of tailored resources.

With the groundwork in place, we then match what you tell us you want to do with real job opportunities – in both voluntary and paid employment.

Frequently asked questions

Here are some of the frequently asked questions and concerns people often have:

What if I don't have any work experience?

You may not have worked before. We can help you to adjust to the changes having a job can bring. We can help you to take responsibility for using transport, getting to work on time and maintaining good working relationships.

As a result, you will gain valuable workplace skills, experience, qualifications and - like many people we support - may secure sustained paid work. The majority of the people we support into employment tell us that, thanks to the experience, they feel much more confident and would recommend United Response.

What kind of work can I do?

We support people to do a range of work: paid, full time or part time, work experience, unpaid, voluntary or community.

Get support

We run a number of services around the country that are funded specifically to support people with disabilities into jobs:

Even if you don't live in Trafford, Cornwall or York, there may be specialist United Response job coaches working in your local area, or support to find work may be something we can build into your support plan. Find out more by making a support enquiry.

Make a support enquiry

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All of our supported employment services have been awarded the Matrix standard for offering high-quality advice and guidance.

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