Employment and Paid Work
The NDTi is committed to the right of all people to engage in and benefit from real, paid employment. Employment offers financial rewards, the chance to use existing skills and develop new ones, self-respect and opportunities to contribute to and be valued by the community.
This applies to:
- People with learning disabilities
- People with mental health problems
- Older people
- Young people in transition to adulthood
We recognise that because of perceptions about ability, health, stage of life, support needs, confidence or history some people need highly skilled support to attain, maintain and fully engage in employment.
Employment may be working for an employer or being self employed but all cases it means being paid the proper rate for the job and benefiting from the same rights, opportunities and responsibilities as other workers.
Our programme draws together a range of established and new tools and techniques that deliver effective strategies & investment plans, training programmes and individual supports.
The NDTi is able to offer a range of employment focused consultancy, service development and training supports including:
- Reviewing the Impact of Local Employment Investment and Support Strategies
- Developing Employment Strategies
- Images of Possibility
- Employment Pathways
- Staff Training
- Developing Self Employment
- Engaging Employers
- Vocational Services for People with Severe Mental Health Problems
- Developing self Employment
- Improving Recruitment
For information about employment support and services for:
People with learning disabilities contact Bill Love
Older people contact Helen Bowers
People with mental health problems contact Rob Greig
To find out more about our work on Employment and Paid Work, please click on the link above. If you would like more information about the NDTi’s wider employment programme please contact Bill Love.