Thinking about work?

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Our Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Employment Service offers encouragement and practical support to help you find suitable paid work, apply for a job and stay employed.

We do this by working with you right from the start of the whole process and supporting you all the way, including helping you to:

  • Decide on the job that’s right for you
  • Find a suitable job
  • Fill in forms and apply for jobs
  • Use computers to assist you
  • Prepare for and do well at interviews
  • Settle into your job
  • Get the right benefits

Once you’ve got a job, we can support both you and your employer to tackle any problems, if that is what you want.

Who we can help

We are here to help anyone receiving secondary mental health services, who would like to get a job and be in paid work.

Just ask your care coordinator to refer you to us.

What the ‘right’ work gives you

  • It can help you develop new social networks and contacts
  • Helps you to build an identity for yourself
  • Boosts your self-esteem
  • Gives you a structure to your day and purpose
  • Helps you to develop new skills
  • Helps you to earn money for yourself
  • Can help you improve both your physical and mental activity

"Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment."

Article 23 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Client stories & testimonials

You can read testimonials from those who have accessed the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Employment Service on our client stories and testimonials page. 

Useful contacts

Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Employment Service
The Gatehouse
Gervas House
Long Leys Road

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What is IPS employment support? - An animation from Health Education England

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