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