Welfare to Work Partnership
Cheshire East Council hosts the area’s Welfare to Work Partnership.This is a partnership of all services that have some input to supporting disadvantaged people into employment. The partnership was formed in May 2017.
The remit of the group is to:
- help eliminate service/geographical gaps and overlaps
- create and exploit a joined up approach to employer engagement
- create a directory of all supported employment services
- create a joined up approach to transition support and external funding
Examples of people that partnership organisations support include:
- people with learning disabilities, physical/sensory disabilities, mental ill health, autism and aspergers
- care leavers
- people affected by domestic violence
- ex military personnel
- people in recovery from alcohol/substance misuse
- homeless people and people who are at risk of homelessness
- people are affected by domestic abuse
- long-term unemployed
- ex offenders
- ethnic minorities
- refugees granted asylum
- people aged 50+.
If you would like support into work or you are a parent/carer, social worker, PA etc then you can download a copy of the Welfare to Work directory (PDF, 680KB).
If you are a service providing employment support to any of the above and are not in the directory then contact the Supported Employment team.
Job Retention Support for People with a Mental Health Condition
Both Remploy and Ingeus provide support for people who may be worried about keeping their job: