Employment Training and Volunteering Opportunities

We have a dedicated and inspirational team who specialise in supporting disabled people and those with long term health conditions into employment, training and volunteering opportunities. Many of the team began as clients and volunteers within DRC and have faced similar barriers to those we address with our clients. Our services include:

  • Innovative Opportunities for Life courses, which tackle the barriers faced by disabled people when accessing employment and training opportunities.
  • Accessible Opportunities Hubs and IT training, which actively encourage peer-to-peer support in group based sessions.
  • Coverage across Birmingham and Solihull, and the wider West Midlands, including the Black Country and South Staffordshire.
  • We encourage clients to take part in volunteering and work placement opportunities as part of our service offer and we continue to actively support them during the placement.
Positive Pathways

Positive Pathways forms the core part of many of the funded programmes we are currently running. The courses include modules on: condition management, benefits’ advice, social inclusion, disability awareness, and accessibility issues, alongside one-to-one information, advice and guidance. A variety of bespoke techniques are used, making this a truly holistic, person-centred programme, empowering participants to gain and sustain employment.

Our current Positive Pathways programmes include:

Removing Barriers Project (Birmingham & Solihull)

The Removing Barriers Project provides a specialist tailored programme of support for those recovering from mental ill-health. The programme enables clients to link in with their local communities, reduce isolation, become more independent, and move towards and into employment. A 12 week ‘Road to Recovery’ course is delivered, one day per week, from various outreach locations.

Contact:

For further information on any of the above programmes, contact Ambreen Khan, Service Manager, on 03030 402040 or by emailing akhan@disability.co.uk