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Vocational Support Service - LBBD

This service was previously delivered via Richmond Fellowship.

The team enable people with a mental health problem to access employment, training, education and volunteering activities through various forms of support. The service also has peer led activities which can assist in reducing social isolation.

We assist people to find paid employment, unpaid voluntary work and to assist people in retaining their jobs. In addition we also offer a Community Links Service and peer support.

Each individual referred to the service will be allocated a Vocational Support Worker who will work with them on a 1:2:1 basis to provide individual tailored support to enable them to overcome barriers and achieve their desired goals. This could be for example, involvement in further education, training, voluntary or paid work, social activity and other activities to enhance quality of life and promote social inclusion.

We can support individuals into training, further education or volunteering roles; and social activities within the local community; and support to achieve their goals.

We will work with individuals to identify relevant pre-employment and job skills training, create or update an existing CV, support people in completing job application forms and interview skills, techniques. We will also support people in work to retain employment (job retention).

Peer Led Support

Individuals to identify goals, take positive steps in their recovery, gain confidence and build on self-esteem as well as develop meaningful relationships and provide career pathways.

 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Claire Stritton
Contact Position
Vocational Support Service Manager
Telephone
020 8724 8852
07971 111478
E-mail
claire.stritton@lbbd.gov.uk
Website
https://www.lbbd.gov.uk

Where to go

Name
Vocational Support Service
Address
London Borough Of Barking & Dagenham, Dagenham Library, 1
Church Elm Lane
Dagenham
Postcode
RM10 9QS
Notes

We are based on the ground floor at Dagenham library. Meeting is via appointment only.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
9.00 a.m - 5 p.m. Monday to Friday
Time of day
Afternoon
Morning

Other Details

Costs

Cost(s)
None

Availability

Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

Eligibility Criteria:

  • People who live in the Borough of Barking & Dagenham aged 18 and over.
  • People who are eligible to use mental health services.

 

 

 

 

Immediate vacancies
Yes
Vacancy notes

Eligibility Criteria:

  • People who live in the Borough of Barking & Dagenham aged 18 and over.
  • People who are eligible to use mental health services.

 

 

 

 

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