The Initiative is aimed at helping adults with learning disabilities, autism, or both to move into competitive employment and to receive the support they need to maintain that employment.
As you may already be aware, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has awarded over £7.5m grant funding to 24 County Councils and Unitary Authorities in England and Wales to take part in the Local Supported Employment (LSE) Initiative. The Initiative is aimed at helping adults with learning disabilities, autism, or both to move into competitive employment and to receive the support they need to maintain that employment. The longer-term ambition of the (LSE) initiative is to provide further evidence to LAs of the value of Supported Employment and to help build sustained LA investment in Supported Employment to secure effective employment for people with learning disabilities, autism, or both. It is hoped this initiative will help the growth of LA-led Supported Employment. DWP has awarded Salford City Council Local Supported Employment (LSE) grant funding to establish and deliver a high-quality Supported Employment Service in Salford. As such Salford City Council (Adult Social Care and Skills & Work) wishes to create a partnership approach to delivering the Supported Employment Service in Salford. This will be a combination of in-house management and co-ordination, alongside commissioned delivery support. Subject to approvals Salford City Council aim to go out to open tender to commission a provider to deliver specific functions as part of the wider Salford Supported Employment Service, we hope to share further details of this opportunity on the Chest from Thursday 27 October 2022
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From 21/10/2022 12:30 to 28/10/2022 23:00