Within this list we have included some organisations from East Sussex or Brighton and Hove who might be able to offer services to jobseekers living in West Sussex.

A Potential Diamond (Synchronise member)
Run by Richard Lamplough of Wont Ever Be Limited A Potential Diamond works with young people with autism, Asperger’s Syndrome or learning disabilities to maximise their employment opportunities and, hopefully, support them into paid work. These young people will be in their last year at college (Manor Green or Central Sussex) or will have just left formal education. Working primarily in the north of the county the project looks at the most natural approach for each person taking part drawing on support from families, friends and communities.

A Potential Diamond has the capacity to work with a small number of people with autism (including those with high functioning autism) or learning disabilities who might have left education some years ago but funding for these places needs to be discussed on a case-by-case basis. Almost certainly, they will need to live in the north of the county and no further south than Haywards Heath.

The referral process is the same for everyone: phone Richard on 077389 41415 or email him using richard@apotentialdiamond.org

Adventure Unlimited
Working with disadvantaged children and young people, mainly through outdoor activities and adventure. Adventure Training At Work AT Work is for job seekers aged 18+ and is a programme of outdoor activities, first aid and food safety training which improves people's skills for work whilst having lots of fun. Referrals need to sign up via their job centre advisers.

64 Edward Street, Brighton, BN2 0JR. Telephone: 01273 681058. This is the home page on their website.

The Aldingbourne Trust (Synchronise member)
An Award wining service (Arun Business Partnership Award – Disability Awareness) supporting people with autism and learning disabilities to find employment.

The Aldingbourne Trust deliver two free services for adults aged 16 and over who are living in West Sussex. They offer a work preparation programme for people that are keen to work but need extra training to reach their employment goal. The programme is individually tailored to people's specific needs and can help with CV writing, presentation, interview techniques, travel training, health and safety and work experience.

For those ready to work the supported employment service allocates employment consultants who can help with job searching, completing job application forms, benefit advice, interviews and job coaching. The employment consultant is able to support for up to 6 months whether in voluntary or paid work.

Our 15 minute film Give It The Green Light shows employers how easy it is to make employment opportunities available to people with learning disabilities.

Local address: Blackmill Lane, Norton, Chichester, PO18 0JP
Telephone: 01243 546035.

Head office: as above
This is the home page on their website.

Asphaleia Training (Synchronise member)
Working with young people (in particular those leaving care) and those organisations supporting them, specialising in training and life-improving opportunities.

Local details: 9 Liverpool Terrace, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1TA Telephone: 01903 522966.

Head office: as above
This is the home page on their website.

Aspire Sussex Limited (Synchronise member) is a charitable staff run social enterprise which leads in the planning, promotion and delivery of vibrant adult education across Sussex. Their varied programme of courses aims to promote healthy lives, encourage creativity, development of new skills as well as supporting individuals to improve their employment prospects and career progression by offering vocational and employability related qualifications .

Aspire also offer free, high quality, qualification courses in English and maths, including GCSE, with no hidden costs (subject to meeting funding conditions).

For further information or advice please contact Aspire on 0345 6010161 or visit www.aspiresussex.org.uk

Aspire Sussex, whose head office is in Burgess Hill, delivers courses in a variety of dedicated and community venues right across the County. Please see their website for exact locations and more information.

(For Brighton and Hove residents) Supported Employment Team, Brighton & Hove City Council, Montague House, Montague Place, Brighton, BN2 1JE, 01273 295961
SET@brighton-hove.gov.uk
http://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/content/social-care/health-and-wellbeing/supported-employment
 
The Supported Employment Team helps people with a disability or long-term illness to find and or maintain a job.

Care Co-ops
Support for people with mental health problems.

Local Details: 9 Russell Place, Brighton, BN1 2RG. Telephone: 01273 468200.

National Details: as above. This is the home page on their website.

Change, Grow, Live
We offer our clients, with substance misuse issues in West Sussex, support to find Employment, Training, Education or Volunteering opportunities.

Key features of the service include:
• Individually tailored flexible service.
• Support to increase confidence, self-belief and motivation to achieve vocational goals.
• Excellent partnership working with Care Co-Ordinators, Recovery Coaches, Clinicians and Community Teams and Employers to ensure a collaborative approach for individuals, ensuring employment is integrated into their treatment plans, as part of their pathway to recovery.
• In depth initial client assessment, action planning and vocational profile.
• Work Preparation skills, including advice and guidance on job searching, applications, CV's and interview techniques.
• Advice on reasonable adjustments in employment.
• Specialist welfare benefit advice, guidance and return to work calculations.
• Employer engagement to seek opportunities.
• Liaison with Education/Training providers.
This is facilitated for clients by providing:
• 1:1 specialist case management support to individuals to achieve and sustain their employment related goals, from goal identification, job commencement to sustainment of employment
• 1:1 job retention and in-work support, including employer liaison
• Workshops for clients to include the following topics, World of Work, Barriers and Solutions, Preparing for Work, CV's and Interviews, and Job Retention.
• Fortnightly drop-in clinics
• Signposting Information

For the Community and Employers they will provide:
• Regular employment related information sessions and workshops.
• Employer awareness sessions.
• Involvement with Employer Networks to offer referral and support advice

For further information please contact:, Mark Webb, ETE Business Development Lead, Change, Grow, Live
West Sussex Drug and Alcohol Wellbeing Network
The Old Post Office, South Pallant, Chichester, West Sussex. PO19 1XP
Tel: 0300 303 8677
Mob: 07775 912765
Email: mark.webb@cgl.org.uk
Website: www.cgl.org.uk

City Jobs
Based on the first floor balcony at City College Brighton and Hove, Pelham Tower, Pelham Street, Brighton.

Alice Parrott Tel: 01273 232645  Email: AP1@ccb.ac.uk  or  Eddie Young Tel: 01273 232642  Email: EY@ccb.ac.uk

City Jobs is a free employment service offering assistance with recruitment in Sussex. They can help employers with staff recruitment in Brighton and Hove from their wealth of students from a variety of disciplines, and our links with job seekers in the local community.

Crawley Borough Council (Synchronise member)

Crawley Borough Council is delivering an ambitious Employment and Skills Plan, which seeks to enable residents to access higher value and better quality jobs. Working in partnership with providers, businesses and the voluntary sector, the plan aims to address skills gaps through four main projects; a Town Centre Skills Academy, Gatwick Skills Laboratory, Crawley Young Workers Scheme and Employ Crawley.

The plan is available to view here.

Crawley Borough Council actively supports and engages with the employment and skills agenda within Crawley, helping to draw together organisations and enable the right type of support in the area. Working with businesses and developers, Crawley Borough Council draws together the public and private sector to enhance residents prospects.

Please visit the webpage for more information or email employment&skills@crawley.gov.uk

Everyday Recruitment Ltd
Specialising in sourcing temporary workers as well as permanent staff for any industry in Sussex.

Local details: Tower Point, 44 North Road, Brighton,
East Sussex, BN1 1YR. Telephone: 01273 666358

Head Office: 136 High Street, Selsey, West Sussex
PO20 0QE Telephone: 01243 605111
This is the home page on their website.

Friends Centre
An independent adult education organisation supporting people who find it hard to learn, including people who have been out of education for a long time, those with few formal qualifications, people with mental health needs or learning disabilities, refugees and asylum seekers and homeless people.

Local details: Friends Centre, Brighton Junction, Isetta Square, 35 New England Street, Brighton BN1 4GQ.
Telephone: 01273 810210

Head Office: as above
This is the home page on their website.

Futures Training
A Next Step provider delivering education services, helping individuals realise their potential in and outside of the workplace.

Local details: 127 Gloucester Road, Brighton, East Sussex,
BN1 4AF. Telephone: 01273 605090

Head Office: as above
This is the home page on their website.

Grace Eyre offer a range of inclusive day activities to over 100 people with learning disabilities in Brighton & Hove. Individuals are able to build a programme of sessions based on their own interests and aspirations. The Active Lives scheme aims to promote independence and learning through these activities as well as giving people the ability to develop new networks and friendships.

While the supported Employment Project offers training sessions which focus on employability, Grace Eyre can also support individuals to develop the skills they need to take their first steps towards the workplace.

36 Montefiore Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 6EP

Active Lives (Karen Askew or Janet Head)
call 01273 201909 or email activelives@grace-eyre.org

This website is dedicated to their Work Programme delivery

Horsham District Council (Synchronise member)

Journey to Work programme
This Work Experience programme is funded by the Flexible Support Fund is for Jobseekers of all ages.

Jan English is the Council's Employment Action Officer and to date she has engaged 700 jobseekers (referred by the JobCentre in Horsham), placed 380 of these in 2-8 week placements either at the Council or with our 30+ partners from business, charity or local community groups. 250 of those placed (66%) have since found paid employment. The programme goes from strength to strength so to contact Jan please email her using
jan.english@horsham.gov.uk

Impact Workability (Synchronise member)
Impact Workability offers adults in West Sussex support to find training, volunteering or paid work opportunities that will help them to realise their potential.
The service specialises in supporting:
·       People with either a physical or sensory impairment
·       People with an acquired brain injury
·       Carers (people who are caring for friend or family)

Impact Workability offers bespoke one to one and group support to help people identify their ambitions and agree a realistic plan to help them achieve them. Our support will help people to match their skills and abilities to suitable jobs, courses and training opportunities.

Employment specialists work with people at a pace that is comfortable to them and seek to find solutions to the barriers that they may need to overcome e.g. finding opportunities that fit alongside caring responsibilities, or around their health difficulties.

Impact Workability also supports employers by working with them to identify their employment needs, so we can help them to recruit the right people and ensure they have the resources and understanding to support current and potential employees.

Contact details: Impact Workability, Dove Lodge, 49 Beach Road, Littlehampton, West Sussex BN17 5JG Tel: 01903 730044 Email: workability@impact-initiatives.org.uk

This is the hompage on their website

Independent Steps
Allen House, 112 Aldwick Road, Bognor Regis, PO21 2PD.
Telephone: 01243 827475.

Independent Steps works with a number of people who are currently living in residential care in Bognor Regis. The staff team carry out assessments looking at their goals and aspirations and the support they require, followed by rigorous and inclusive support planning.

As part of the Personalisation Agenda, Independent Steps is working to implement personal budgets for eligible service users. Working alongside service users and their support teams, Independent Steps organises a variety of activities for Service Users in the local area. This ranges from weekly coffee mornings to volunteer befrienders supporting people with accessing community activities, learning opportunities and social events.

Intraining Group
Programmes offered:
Bright Future's Programme (16-18) and an Adult Learner Responsive Contract for 19+ called the Work Skills Programme.

Woking: Ground Floor, Duke's Court, Duke Street, Woking, Surrey, GU21 5BH. Telephone 01483 726 270
Redhill: 1st Floor Rawlinson House, 9 London Road, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1LY. Telephone 01737 761 300

This is the home page of their national website.

The Life Project CIC
Young Peoples Centre, 69 Ship St, Brighton, East Sussex.
Telephone: 01273 323376. Email Erica Sosna

The Life Project is a social enteprise that aims to bring transformative education and coaching to young people and adults across the UK, enabling them to have clearer direction, higher motivation and to take more positive action. We work with schools, universities, charities, central and local government, providing inspirational and dynamic training and workshops for youth, adults and the professionals who serve them. www.thelifeproject.co.uk

Outset Youth Action
Outset Youth Action is a countywide youth Volunteering agency which aims to support and encourage young people aged 13-25 to make a personal commitment to volunteering.

Outset are also now able to offer NEET young people aged 16-19 an opportunity to do a short 12 week course in volunteering. We are aiming to help NEET young people develop new skills and improve their confidence/social and communication skills which will help them in their search for employment. This ASDAN course will help them record their progress and reflect on what they have achieved at the end of the 12 weeks. The credits gained will offer them the chance to gain Asdan certification.

For more information please contact Caroline Halpin by email or phone on 07779 223421

The Probation Service (Synchronise member)
Job Deal is a fully funded "through the gate" jobseeker support service for offenders in the south east of England.
Receiving a range of tailored support to improve their job prospects. Job Deal is co-funded by the European Social Fund ESF and the National Offender Management Service NOMS.

Job Deal is a voluntary programme and the level of support provided will depend on the needs of the individual. All participants are allocated a case manager who stays with them throughout their time on the programme delivering skills support and advice. Participants are expected to meet with their case manager every tree weeks as a minimum.
Eligibility: to be eligible for Job Deal, offenders must be:
Residents in the uk with permission to work, over 16 years old, and either serving a custodial sentence (with less then 3 years left to serve), completing a community sentence, or within three months post-release from prison.

Contact details: Sally Booker, NACRO Case Worker: Mon, Tue & Wednesday : 4 Farncombe Road , Worthing, BN11 2BE
01903 216252 or 07407 733950 Sally.Booker@sspt.probation.gsi.gov.uk

Based in Surrey, as a residential college, Queen Elizabeth's can take referrals from anywhere in the South East.
Queen Elizabeth's Foundation Vocational Services
Leatherhead Court, Woodlands Road, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 0BN. Telephone: 01372 841100.

QEF Vocational Services offer employment skills training for adults with disabilities or long term health conditions. The programmes cover business, technologies, trades and employability skills for those wishing to retrain, gain skills and enter and sustain employment. QEF have places for residential and non-residential trainees.

Please visit their website by clicking here

QEF Neuro Rehabilitation Services
Brain Injury Centre, Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled People, Banstead Place, Park Road, Banstead, Surrey,
SM7 3EE. Telephone: 01737 356 222.
For full details of their course for people with acquired brain injuries, please call the number above or email Tony Hart using this address.

RBLI
Working with vulnerable and disadvantaged people. RBLI are a Work Programme subcontractor from G4S and have a team of employment consultants supporting West Sussex residentsinto jobs.

Local Details: Horsham: 1st Floor, St.John's House, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 2PJ. Tel 01403 261485

National Details: Hall Road, Aylesford, Kent, ME20 7NL
Telephone: 01622 795900. This is the home page on their website.

Rewards Training (Synchronise member)
Helping individuals increase and improve their skills, via training and support activities.

Apprenticeship recruitment via Rewards' App Jobs service
Adult and Community Learning courses to support individuals 18+ into work or to progress within their chosen career.
Weekly Job Club with Work Experience – Thursday 10 am to 2 pm (Open to all 18+ individuals). Rewards also offer free, high quality, English and Maths qualifications.

Local Details: Belgrave House, Station Way, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 1HU. Telephone: 01293 562651.

Please visit the Rewards website for more information.

Shaw Trust
We support disabled and disadvantaged people to prepare for work, find jobs and live more independently. Shaw Trust delivers Work Choice as a subcontractor to Working Links. We have an office in Crawley (103 High Street, Crawley, RH10 1GE, telephone 01293 554720) and an outreach at Chichester.

Shaw Trust National details: Fox Talbot House, Greenways Business Park, Bellinger Close, Chippenham, Wiltshire,
SN15 1BN. Telephone: 01225 716300.
This is the home page on their website.

Scope
As a subcontractor for Work Choice, Scope's employment services support people in gaining and sustaining meaningful employment in large corporations, public sector bodies and local employers.

Local details: Scope Employment Services, William Street Offices, William Street, Brighton, BN2 0BG. Telephone: 01273 622434 (This office acts as the administrative centre for Work Choice)

National details: 6 Market Road, London N7 9PW
This is the relevant page on their website

Skills Training UK Ltd
Placing individuals (often from disadvantaged backgrounds) in to work and enhancing their long-term career prospects with improved skills and recognised qualifications. Supporting businesses to recruit, train and retain the staff they need.

Local details: 2nd Floor, Olivier House, 18 Marine Parade, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1TL. Telephone: 01273 688442

National details: 4th Floor, Wembley Point, 1 Harrow Road,
Stonebridge Park, Middlesex, HA9 6DE
Telephone: 0208 903 4713
This is the home page on their website

Southdown (Synchronise member)
Supporting people with mental health issues to find and maintain employment.

Southdown's West Sussex Employment Service works in partnership with Sussex Partnership Foundation NHS Trust, to deliver a free service for adults aged 16 and over who are living in West Sussex and are using Recovery Mental Health Services.

The service offers one-to-one support to gain and retain:
Paid work, part or full time, in real work settings
Voluntary work, work experience and education as a stepping stone to achieving paid employment
Life skills and the confidence to take control
Support to retain employment
Education, qualifications and non-accredited courses

We will do this by:
Exploring your interests, skills, strengths, experiences to identify an employment goal
Enabling you to create a realistic "Journey to Work Plan"
Providing support through the whole recruitment process
On-going support to empower you to stay in work or education

Here are some of the practical activities we can offer:
Support with your job search
Create or update your CV and write effective applications
Successful interview techniques
How and when to disclose mental health to an employer
Support when starting a job or course
Access to a better off calculation to see how earnings may affect your benefits entitlement.

Main address details: 2 Bell Lane, Lewes, East Sussex,
BN7 1JU. Southdown Supported Employment's telephone number is 01273 40582.

Within Southdown's website this page tells you more.
Martin Dominy is Head of Supported Employment.

Strive (Synchronise member) aim to encourage their participants (people with long term chronic health conditions) to take more responsibility for their physical and mental well-being, whilst encouraging them to discover the very unique, talented and valued person beneath their diagnosis – something that can often get buried under the weight of symptoms and their associated problems.
 
They deliver a solution focussed approach, pulling on the combined "group wisdom and experience" in our support sessions, whilst opening up options and strategies for more effective self-management in our topic sessions. 
 
Strive's participants are usually people within the Worthing and Adur community and people can self refer by emailing Chrissy Darby (Christine.Darby1@ntlworld.com) or calling her on 07712 677331.
 
They have a "drop-in support service" every other Tuesday 11am – 1pm. We actively encourage participants to complete the Expert Patient Programme if they have an interest to do so. 
 
Some on line training opportunities will be available for anyone who wants to get some basic training certificates to help gain any voluntary placements or future employment.

The Think Family scheme (Synchronise member)at West Sussex County Council is funded as part of Children's Social Care and through the Troubled Families Agenda. It is a service designed to support the whole family rather than just targeting key individuals. Once a family are accepted onto the scheme, they are assigned a designated key worker who works intensively with the family within their own home.

The key workers help the family to identify what needs to change to improve the fortunes of the family. Within the Think Family team there are workers with a wide range of backgrounds who all bring something to the table, people from nursing, counselling, housing, police, benefit and YOS.

Having a single Key Worker allows the family to get to know that worker and to build a trusting relationship with them. Families can be involved with Think family for between 6 months and 2 years. There are three levels of support offered within the team, neighbourhood (delivered by district councils, community safety teams), intermediate (delivered by Our House and Worth Services) and intensive (delivered by the Family Intervention Project).

A flier for the project can be downloaded here.

To be considered for Think Family support, a family must have at least one member aged under 16 and should meet 2 out of the following 3 criteria.
Proven crime or anti-social behaviour within the last 12 months (or significant history before that time)
Poor school attendance/attainment for a family member under 16 (this can include exclusions).
A member of the family is currently claiming an out of work benefit (ESA, JSA or Income Support).

Please download the Think Family Information referral form. Anyone can refer families onto the Think Family scheme, charities, JCPs, Housing Accosiations, Police, Schools and Social Care professionals.

We understand that you won't necessarily have all the information requested on the form but all we ask is that you fill in as much as possible and send the completed form to: think.family.identification@westsussex.gcsx.gov.uk you can also email to ask any further questions on: mailto:think.familyqueries@westsussex.gov.uk


West Sussex County Council (Synchronise member and responsible for the organisation, minute taking and chairing of the forum)

Career Taster Scheme - usually unpaid short term work, allowing people to gain skills, confidence and experience to move towards a paid job. WSCC are particularly keen to help people who are recognised as facing a barrier to employment such as age, health conditions and long term unemployment. They work closely with local colleges and learning providers who might support some of those taking part to embark on training either prior to, during or after their placements. This scheme does not cover work experience placements for school children.

Apprenticeships - WSCC champions the Apprenticeship initiative which boosts the local economy through providing training alongside paid work opportunities. This, in turn, increases the skills available locally and the employability of those in our local communities. WSCC aim to have about 40 Apprentices working for the Council at any one time and are happy to provide business to business advice on Apprenticeships.

Jobs for people with learning disabilities and Asperger's Syndrome - WSCC embraces the skills and talents people learning disabilities of Asperger's bring to the workforce.
We have an easy read job application form for people applying for jobs that are appropriate for them and we use our guaranteed interview scheme for these positions. Some of jobs our bespoke for these jobseekers and these applications for these positions are through our contracted supported employment services provision, WorkAid, at the Aldingbourne Trust (see their entry for contact details) Please contact these organisations to find out more.

Our 15 minute film Give It The Green Light shows employers how easy it is to make employment opportunities available to people with learning disabilities.

For more information on any above please contact Elizabeth Flegg using elizabeth.flegg@westsussex.gov.uk

West Sussex Credit Union
West Sussex Credit Union may be able to offer people loans if they need some extra cash to help with work expenses (e.g. a car to get to work). We are keen to help people in employment to save as they earn so that they build up a financial buffer and are less likely to be prey to payday lenders.

We are a savings and loans organisation which is open to anyone who lives or works in West Sussex. We offer loans of £500 -£10,000 at affordable rates (subject to status and affordability) and flexible savings, often through Save As You Earn Schemes with employers. Much more information and online services can be found on our website www.westsussexcreditunion.co.uk or by phoning us on 01903 237221

Whitehawk Inn Training Centre
A community led organisation in Brighton providing information and advice about learning and work, and a range of support activities for adults. For those who are looking to go back to work they offer careers advice, employment support and a range of tailored resources.

Local Details: Whitehawk Rd, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 5NS.
Telephone: 01273 682 222.

Head office: as above.
This is the home page on their website

Work and Learning Opportunities c.i.c (Synchronise member)
A social enterprise providing consultancy, resources, research, coaching, training and IAG (information, advice & guidance) in the areas of education and employment and our clients include Local Authorities, Government Agencies and Universities.

Work and Learning Opportunities are based in Brighton and work along the south coast from Sussex to Dorset. Their current work includes employability training and advice for young people and adults, design and production of online and paper IAG resources, specialist workshops for jobseekers, university/employer engagement activities and IAG research.

Registered address: Sussex Innovation Centre, Science Park Square, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9SB
Contact: Maureen Haywood
maureenhaywood@workandlearning.co.uk
07771 623973

Head office: as above. This is the home page on their website

Working Futures Partnership Ltd (Synchronise member)

Funded by Mid Sussex District Council ,"Moving on into Work or Learning" courses are available to residents of the Mid Sussex area. The 4-week courses aim to build confidence for those who have been out of the job market for some time or are looking to change their job. The 4 Workshops cover:
• Building confidence & identifying skills
• CV preparation
• Interview skills & hidden jobs,
• Benefits of volunteering/work experience & impact on benefits.

Working Futures founder Dawn Grant has a proven track record in learning skills and employment. Over the past 7 years, she has helped hundreds of individuals back in to the work place. Working Futures' philosophy is that pre-employment training must be accessible, breaking down past barriers and negative experiences of learning and education.

The courses run are effective in that the support is professional, friendly, expert and delivered over a short time period. "Moving on into Work or Learning" offers targeted, brief and interesting courses with follow up help on a one-to-one basis

Contact Dawn Grant on 07736 946333 or email dawn@working-futures.co.uk
For further information see their website.