Routes Employment Service
Do you want to work? We’re here to help!
We understand how difficult it can be making the first steps back into employment on your recovery journey. Paid employment can be an important part of this journey and Routes Employment Service is here to support individuals to find meaningful and paid employment.
We work directly with individuals, local employers and partners to build good working relationships and we can also provide in-work support if required once you have gained employment.
Who can use the service?
As long as you are engaged with one of the community mental health teams and have a desire to work, you can access this service.
What we can offer?
One-to-one personalised support to gain employment; CV writing, effective application forms, interview skills and individualised job searches.
What happens next?
A referral can be made by your care co-ordinator or key worker and you will receive a phone call from a team member to discuss your needs and explore your options.
"Since finding secure employment, I feel like a new person… I can’t stress enough how much better I feel having found work.
Now I am not shy to talk about my career or even what I do. Whereas before it was very much hiding the fact that I was unemployed, now I look forward to the opportunity to open up about my life.
It really is worth it, it is a life changing process because it gives you the motivation, the purpose in life to achieve things you couldn’t imagine achieving when you’re alone at home."
- IPS Client
Join our co-production group and help us develop our services
If you've received support from Routes, we'd love you to join our co-production group and use your lived experience to help us develop and improve our service.
The group meets fortnightly online over video chat. You'll be able to share your experiences of using Routes and your ideas for how we can make our service better. If you'd like to, you could also share your story on our website and social media channels to support and inspire others.
If you join the group there is no pressure or commitment to attend or contribute. This is an opportunity to be part of a platform to discuss and share your thoughts about Routes Employment Service.
If you're interested in joining or you'd like to know more, please contact Henry Wiltcher.
Phone: 07719 971940