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.