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  • Employable Me and Scope Research Recommendations

    Employable Me and Scope Research Recommendations

    The BBC2 series Employable Me has returned, following the story of eight jobseekers who have taken part in a scheme which brings together people from across the disability spectrum to help each other with the challenge of finding employment. In a report earlier this year Scope has called for employers to make it clear that adjustments and support are available, to create more senior roles for disabled people and develop peer support opportunities.

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  • Employ Me - Here I Am

    Employ Me - Here I Am

    Employ Me is Mencap’s employment programme developed with people with a learning disability and designed to help people with a learning disability to learn new skills and find work. The service is free to anyone unemployed with a learning disability over the age of 18.

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  • Walking for Purpose - Take the next step to Employment

    Walking for Purpose - Take the next step to Employment

    Are you looking for work or know someone who is? This scheme offers exercise, skills for work, free training and workplace visits and is launching the 2nd block of walks on Tuesday 10th October in two new areas in Darnall and Lowedges.

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  • DWP reports 'empathy' approach works better than sanctions 'stick'

    DWP reports 'empathy' approach works better than sanctions 'stick'

    DWP reports evaluating the Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) additional support trials which took place in 2015,conclude that more support for disabled people into work achieves better results in moving ESA claimants towards the labour market.

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  • Walking for Purpose - Take the next step to employment

    Walking for Purpose - Take the next step to employment

    Are you looking for work or know someone who is? This scheme offers exercise, skills for work, free training and workplace visits.

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  • Free Training for Disabled People to become Gym Instructors

    Free Training for Disabled People to become Gym Instructors

    InstructAbility supports disabled people into a fitness career where they can encourage other disabled people to access leisure facilities and enjoy an active lifestyle.

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  • Farewell to Kathryn

    Farewell to Kathryn

    It’s with pride tinged with sadness that we’ve said our goodbyes to our fantastic development worker, Kathryn Littlewood, who many of you will know and love! Kathryn has successfully applied for a secondment opportunity with the Department for Works and Pensions which started this week.

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  • £40,000 DRILL Employment Research Project Awarded to SOHAS

    £40,000 DRILL Employment Research Project Awarded to SOHAS

    The ‘Disabled People – Getting In and Staying On’ project, managed by SOHAS with support from Disability Sheffield, will explore organisations’ perceptions of employing disabled people and create jobs for disabled people or people with long term health conditions.

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  • The Suit Works for Unemployed Men in Sheffield

    The Suit Works for Unemployed Men in Sheffield

    This charitable organisation support unemployed men of all ages by providing a styling session and clothing to wear to job interviews and informal and practical interview skills.

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  • Sheffield Theatres Vacancy - Agent for Change

    Sheffield Theatres Vacancy - Agent for Change

    This part time post will develop innovative and successful practices in the integration of D/deaf and disabled artists and audiences into all aspects of the theatres’ work.The closing date for applications is Friday 28 April 2017 at 10.00am.

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