This Ability

The This-Ability project engages with learners aged 18-29 with a disability/learning disability/difficulty or a long-term physical/mental health condition.

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Working for Health are one of the delivery partners on this project and we take each learner who enrols with us through a 10/12 week programme designed to demonstrate and develop the skills that employers are looking for and prepare them for the world of work. Learners work with their mentor to complete a Skills Passport as part of the programme.

Each This Ability learner takes part in group sessions and workshops, with wrap around one-to-one mentoring to ensure they can make progress towards their individual employment goals.

We have two options available, Skills for Care or Skills for Work.

  • The Skills for Care option takes around 12 weeks to complete and is suitable for anyone looking for a career in the health and social care sector. In addition to the list below, additional learning covering subjects like safeguarding, person-centred working and duty of care is included.
  • The Skills for Work option takes around 10 weeks and covers generic workplace training, meaning this is suitable for everyone else, no matter what sector they want to work in.

Both options include;

  • A Skills Passport
  • Workplace training covering subjects such as handling information, health and safety and communication
  • Workshops about applying for jobs and interview techniques
  • Group sessions covering things like teamwork, resilience and staying well in work
  • Regular one to one mentoring sessions including help to apply for work
  • Support to complete a work placement
  • Access to our wider prospectus of activities such as wellbeing and creativity

For more info get in touch to arrange a chat.

HLC is the lead partner for Springboard and This-Ability, which are part-financed by the European Union through the European Social Fund (ESF) and supported by the National Lottery Community Fund.

We’re here to help. Call (01482) 242808 to see how we can get you back to work.

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Other support

The following organisations we would recommend if you’re seeking further help and support.

Let's Talk
City Health Care Partnership (CHCP) mental health services for people with mild to moderate mental health issues.

Contact details
01482 247111

Hull and East Yorkshire Mind
Support for people with mental health issues in the Hull and East Yorkshire area.

Contact details
01482 240200