Steps into Employment

Many people who are out of work, want to work, but find they have mental and/or physical health barriers stopping them. We believe with the right, tailored support, getting back into employment can become a reality for those people.

Employment Workshops (six week course)

Where: Cellar Trust, Farfield Road, Shipley, BD18 4QP

When: Tuesday afternoons 1-3 pm (starting 30th April 2019)

Contact: 01274 588002 (Pathways to Employment Team) for further information

Please be aware these workshops are only available to Pathways to Employment and Steps into Employment clients.

Our role

Steps into Employment is our free specialist support service for people living with mental and/or physical health issues, who are looking for paid employment.

This is not an inflexible, mainstream back to work support scheme – where generic and inappropriate support is offered; this service is person-centred meaning it focuses on you as an individual, looking at and tackling your specific barriers to paid employment.

By working closely with Bradford District Care Trust, we have brought together a wide range of skills and expertise from employment specialists, mental health and social care professionals, and community-based peer supporters to enable us to provide holistic, tailored support.

The Steps into Employment service offers:

  • Individual support – One-to-one tailored support with a specialist employment worker; help developing an employment plan; guidance on effective job applications and one-to-one mock interviews; advice and support to address and overcome barriers to employment; employment-related benefit advice, links to local employers, guidance on requesting reasonable adjustments at work.
  • Employment courses – Specialist short courses such as our employability course, designed to prepare you for employment including; confidence building, assertiveness, how to manage stress, how to write a great CV and application form and how to prepare for an interview.
  • Job Club – A relaxed weekly club where we support you with searching for jobs and completing application forms.
  • Work placements – Opportunities to undertake supported work placements with a wide range of employers to develop confidence and gain work experience.
  • In-work support – Once you are in employment we continue to provide support to keep you well in your new job. You’ll have access to Work Aid, a monthly support group designed to help people transitioning back into employment and remaining healthy while working.

Who can access this service?

This service is for people over the age of 25, who are out of work with mild to moderate mental health problems and/or physical health issues who need support moving into employment. Find out how to access this service here.

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Lee said:

“I self referred to The Cellar Trust mid 2018 after suffering with mental and physical health issues for a decade. I was experiencing depression, anxiety and suffer with epilepsy. When I first came to The Cellar Trust I lacked any self esteem and believed I was unemployable. From my first day with the Charity, I was made to feel like I was capable and my life did have some other meaning than just being somebody who was unwell.

Will Vaughan was fantastic to me, he helped me build a CV, apply for jobs and helped in anyway he possibly could. Slowly with support and encouragement I started to gain confidence. After several months I got a job interview. People at the STEP Program helped me prepare for the interview with techniques to stay calm, possible interview questions and lots of reassurance. The interview went well and I found out the same day that I had got the job. The first thing I did was go to The Cellar Trust straight from my interview to thank them. I will be forever grateful for everything they did for me in helping me get in to work. Will went above and beyond his role to support me with personal issues as well as job related issues.

Since starting my job Will has continued to support me and been available to chat and for advice whenever I’ve needed it. The cellar trust was my last hope and joining STEP was the best life decision I ever made. I would recommend anybody in my position to use the support of The Cellar Trust.”