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United Response Supported Employment Service

We provide a range of employment opportunities for people with learning disabilities in the Trafford area. We can support people into employment in lots of different settings. We work with each person and the employer to make sure we get it right.

We work with each person to find out what sort of work they are interested in and to create a work profile for them. We also work in partnership with parents, carers, local colleges and employers. We always take people’s benefits into consideration.

Usually, to start with, we support people to find work placements. These tend to be unpaid and are usually for a fixed period. After this, we help people to negotiate permanent paid work. This does not necessarily mean full-time work. Some people may only want to work part-time. Others may start off only working a few hours and increase their hours once they are used to working.

The service offers:

  • Support into paid work
  • Vocational profiling
  • Job search support
  • Soft Skills Development
  • Work Experience
  • One to one tailored job coaching
  • In work support

We also have two social enterprises in Trafford. These provide employment opportunities for people with learning disabilities in a setting that suits them.

Both services are run under the banner of UR in Business. They are a disability consultancy, UR Consultants, and UR Sorted, a mailing and fulfillment service staffed by people with learning disabilities.


Trafford's Employment Support Tool

Our tool helps you identify what support is available at each of the five stages to getting and keeping a job. United Response can support people at stages 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. If you have come here from the support tool please see below for details of how we can support you at these stages.

Stage 1: Believing you can work

We can support with confidence building, provide 1-1 mentoring, do a skills assessment and help set action plans. We can help with multiple barriers stopping you from learning the skills needed to gain and sustain paid employment.

Stage 2: Help to work out what you can do

We can help with functional and vocational skills acquisition. We support you in finding possible work placements and will continue mentoring.

Stage 3: Help to find a job

Through continued mentoring we can help with all aspects of readiness for work. We can help you get into work experience or volunteering placements as a potential route into work.

Stage 4: Getting the job

We can provide acces to IT and offer CV support, help with tailored job searching and vocational profiling. Negotiation on work trials/work interviews. Preparation of specific skills prior to interview, pre-interview and in-interview support. We offer ongoing mentoring support and work with employers to locate appropriate employment opportunities.

Stage 5: Keeping that job

We provide in-work support for you through monitoring and review.

Who to contact

Telephone
0161 873 7479
E-mail
info@unitedresponse.org.uk
Website
United response

Where to go

Name of Venue
Statham House
Venue Address
Talbot Road
Stretford
Manchester
Postcode
M32 0FP

When is it on?

Days & Times
This service is available Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Who is it for?

Ages
18 to 65
Supporting People With
Learning disability
Mental health conditions
Autistic Spectrum
Physical impairment

How to use this service

Referral Required?
Referral Details

This service is open to Trafford Residents.

This service supports individuals with Autism or Mental Health.

Please contact United Response for a referral form and to check your eligibility.

Cost Information
Free if eligible
Last updated date:
14 September 2015

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