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Ideal for All - Employment and Skills support

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Learn new skills, build your confidence and improve your chances of getting a job

Through weekly job clubs, training courses, volunteering opportunities and wellbeing programmes, we support disabled and local people to develop their skills, confidence and CVs in order to find work or move closer towards securing employment. 

Our support is tailored to each person’s needs and aspirations, designed to help them overcome barriers to work including providing information and guidance to employers and professionals relating to the employment of disabled people.

What we offer?

Our Employment and Skills service is free for people living in the Black Country who are unemployed and looking to move into work, further education or training. If required, our team can provide high level learning support including access to specialist IT equipment and software. We will check that your benefits will not be affected by accessing our help.

Our experienced employment advisers will work with you on a one-to-one mentoring basis and in groups to assist you to achieve your goals. We will produce an action plan and support you through it. This may include help with:

  • Exploring different career options, understanding your strengths and interests
  • Creating a CV
  • Job applications and interview techniques
  • Arranging work experience and volunteering opportunities
  • Basic skills courses in literacy, numeracy and IT
  • Personal development courses (assertiveness, confidence, anxiety management)
  • Information on benefits
  • Travelling to work sessions
  • Opportunities to improve your independence, mental health and wellbeing
  • Information on access to work (financial and equipment support for employers)
  • On-going support to employers and disabled employees.

Get in touch

If you’re having difficult in finding work or would like to update your skills or qualifications, contact us with your details and we’ll be in touch, or drop in to our centre

Who to contact

Telephone
0121 558 5555
E-mail
contactifa@idealforall.co.uk
Website
Ideal for All
Notes

We accept referrals from professionals or individuals. You can also self-refer to the service for free

Where to go

Name
The Independent Living Centre
Address
100 Oldbury Road
Smethwick
West Midlands
Postcode
B66 1JE
Get directions
Notes

Fully accessible, parking onsite and bus stops, tram and train station near by.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Thursday 9 - 5.30 pm; Friday 9 - 5pm
Time of day
Morning
Afternoon
Session Information
Please bring a valid photo ID and proof of right to work with you if you have these.

Other Details

Costs

Details
Free to attend

Availability

Referral required
No
Referral Details

We accept referrals from professionals or individuals. You can also self-refer to the service for free

Other notes

As a user-led disabled peoples organisation we can cater for any needs. We also provide a range of community based support and job clubs across Sandwell. Please get in touch for more details or visit our social media pages.

Local Offer

Last updated: 02/08/2019

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