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Development plan

WorkAble Solutions will work with you to set out a number of goals which you will need to meet, to help you achieve or retain employment. You will be supported throughout this process.

Head office

WorkAble Solutions, Adults, Wellbeing and Health, Barnfield Centre, Barnfield Road, Spennymoor, County Durham DL16 6EA Telephone/textphone: 01388 812451 Fax: 01388 827204 email: [email protected] Your local team can be contacted:

WorkAble Solutions

Supported Employment Service


WorkAble Solutions may be able to assist you to access funding. This could be through: · Access to Work ­ who can help with the purchase of specialist equipment or with travel to and from work · Workstep ­ which can provide funding for training, equipment or one-to-one support within the workplace

If local team details aren't available please contact our head office on the address above.

We could be the WorkAble Solution for you!

Information for service users

[email protected]

(01388) 812451


Adults, Wellbeing and Health, Marketing and Information Team, 2009

AWH3410/Sept 2009

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Preparing a CV Job searching Interview preparation and support Access to work One to one support in the workplace

Personal profile

You may be asked for more in-depth information to help identify your skills and your employment aspirations. This information will enable WorkAble Solutions to accurately job search and job match to enable you to achieve employment.

WorkAble Solutions is a service provided by Durham County Council.

They are a supported employment service for County Durham residents, aged 16 years and over, who have a disability or health condition. They can provide support to people who want to achieve or maintain employment ­ full or part time, and can offer support with any of the following: · · · · · Basic Skills assessment Pre-employment training Short vocational courses Welfare benefits advice Work placements and work trials

Support is provided by dedicated teams of staff across the county who tailor what they do to meet your individual needs. They can job search and job match in the area of employment you are interested in and whilst they do not have a bank of jobs to slot you into, they will try to help you find the best job to suit your skills and abilities.

Service user and carer quotes

"I don't think I would be in employment if it wasn't for WorkAble Solutions." - Service user "WorkAble Solutions are absolutely brilliant, they keep my son on an even keel." - Carer of a service user "All credit to the team for providing an excellent user friendly service. This is by far the most positive support and enjoyable learning course I have attended." - Service user


You can contact WorkAble Solutions Head Office using the details on the back of this leaflet. Once you have been in touch, an Advisor will contact you to discuss your options.

County Council Employees

WorkAble Solutions also support employees of Durham County Council who consider themselves to have at least one of the following: · A learning disability · A physical disability · A sensory impairment · A mental health issue · A long-term health condition

Personal screening

You will be asked for some general information to help ensure WorkAble Solutions are the best people to support you ­ if not you will be directed to an alternative service.


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