Newcastle City Council’s Supported Employment Service supports and advises disabled people who want to develop their skills and find employment opportunities.

The Supported Employment Service works in partnership with Shaw Trust to deliver Work Choice. Work Choice is a voluntary Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) employment programme which helps disabled people to find work and stay in a job. It is available to working age residents of the UK who have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010 and can be accessed in Newcastle by Jobcentre Plus, Shaw Trust or Newcastle City Council’s Supported Employment Service.

For more information about Work Choice, email supportedemployment@newcastle.gov.uk or phone 0191 224 4022.

The Supported Employment Service provides the following training and employment opportunities for disabled people:

Capability’s is a coffee shop, catering provider and print studio. It offers work based accredited training and development opportunities for people who have a disability.

The Working Newcastle partnership programme provided by Capability’s offers a tailored package of education, work skills training and supported work experience opportunities for young adults aged between 16 years and 24 years old.

For more information, contact Capability’s using the following details.

Capability's Coffee Shop and Print Studio
13-15 Heaton Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE6 1SA

Tel: 0191 224 4022
Email: supportedemployment@newcastle.gov.uk

  • Natures Landscapes

Natures Landscapes is a commercial grounds maintenance, gardening and project service that provides work based accredited training, work experience, employment and development opportunities for people who have a disability. It provides sustainable employment for people who have been on the Work Choice programme.

For more information, email alan.wear@newcastle.gov.uk or phone 0191 264 4859 / 07816 674 762.

Page last updated: 
26 April 2016
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