Support for Individuals

Access and Inclusion

Helping you Shine

Whether you are experiencing challenges at work, whilst studying or in day to day life, or just need a supportive ear during periods of change, we are here to help you bring your best self to work, study and life.

Our specialist support, delivered by trained professionals, delivers tailored support and strategies matched to your strengths and preferences. We will:

  • Help you achieve your goals
  • Build your skills and confidence
  • Provide a safe space to explore ideas and solutions
  • Help you to understand when you are most effective

Repeated feedback shows that our support leads to positive change, builds skills and confidence and reduces anxiety and stress.

Workplace / Apprenticeship Support

We specialize in providing workplace support and advice for disabled and neurodivergent employees and apprentices to enable you to bring your best self to work. 

Our Workplace Strategy Coaches work with you to explore strategies to address the challenges you may face in work. They help you to build on your strengths to achieve your goals, building your skills and confidence. Coaches create a safe space and spend time listening to you to understand the challenges you face and the things that you want to achieve. Coaching helps you to:

  • Understand your personal strengths and difficulties
  • Identify and address the challenges you may face in your workplace
  • Develop practical strategies to enable you to be your best self at work. This might include support with:
    • creating suitable work environments
    • planning, organisation and time-management
    • using assistive technology and other productivity tools
    • maintaining focus and avoiding procrastination
    • project planning
    • presenting your ideas
    • distress management and developing confidence
  • negotiate changes that may be needed at work
  • articulate the benefits of your specialist skills

(16+ school/college, University, Apprentices)

Other support includes:

If you have a disability or neurodiversity diagnosis, you may be eligible for funded support in the workplace via Access to Work. A good starting point is to complete your own Health Adjustment Passport which is a free resource from Government.  that:

  • supports you to identify what support and changes (known as reasonable adjustments) you may need when you are in work or moving into work
  • can be used to apply for support from Access to Work. This could include funding for specialist equipment to support you to do your job, support getting to and from work or support when you are in work, such as job coaching
  • helps you talk to employers about adjustments and in-work support that you may need

If you require a more detailed assessment and advice on the types of support and adjustments that can work best for you in your environment, you can ask your employer to contract us to complete a Workplace Needs Assessment for you.

In our Needs Assessments we will:

  • Look at any existing medical evidence or diagnostic reports you may have.
  • Discuss your job role with you (and your employer if that helps) and the specific difficulties you face.
  • Suggest adjustments that can be made and support that may benefit you (this might be changes in the workplace, additional equipment or technology and specialist support (e.g. workplace coaching or mentoring).

Needs Assessment reports will be sent to you and your employer.

You can use your Needs Assessment report to:

  1. Support an application for funding (e.g. Access to Work)
  2. Discuss changes in the workplace with your manager/employer.

Once support is agreed by your employer and/or Access to Work, we offer support with assistive software, workplace strategy coaching and mentoring.

We can also work with colleagues and line managers to raise awareness and discuss workplace adjustments which maximises the impact of our work.

If you are an employee or apprentice and suspect you are neurodivergent but have no evidence, we can arrange for a Neurodiversity Screening that will highlight areas where this may apply.

This is not a diagnosis but do help identify where you may have certain traits and also help explain why you might face strengths in some areas, yet challenges in others. Screenings can also help you to decide whether you want to go further and seek a full diagnosis.

Learning Support

We specialize in providing learning and study skills support to learners and students aged 16+ in further education, university and apprenticeships/degree apprenticeships.

  • Learning mentor / Study Skills tutoring (16 +)
  • Assistive Technology Training

Specialist Learning Mentor / Study Skills Support

Specialist Learning Mentors give you regular help, advice and a listening ear during your studies and support you to build your skills and confidence. They help you to identify and overcome any barriers you face and support you to develop your own kit of study skills tools and strategies for use in your studies and beyond. This includes use of study aids and assistive technology.

Our Specialist staff work with you to provide individually tailored support around your needs to support you with your course.

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Support includes help with:

  • Understanding how you learn best
  • Creating suitable work/study environments
  • Planning, organisation and time-management
  • Maintaining focus and avoiding procrastination
  • Understanding and following instructions
  • Listening, understanding, and knowing when/how to make notes
  • Reading with purpose and making helpful notes
  • Writing: getting your thoughts onto paper, checking, and editing work
  • Using assistive technology

For apprentices / degree apprentices, we will also support you with your “on the job” training.

(16+ school/college, University, Apprentices)

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