08/11/2019 - Permalink

Enable supported employment service highly commended at national awards

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Shropshire Council’s Enable supported employment service were highly commended for Team of the Year at the 2019 BASE awards this week.

The Base awards recognise and celebrate outstanding practice in the field of supported employment in the UK. Their focus is on promoting the remarkable work that goes on across the country to help people with disabilities, and other disadvantages, get the support they want to achieve their work aspirations and retain paid employment.

Enable won the award for their consistently high-quality results on government employment programmes, such as Work Routes and Work and Health programme, and their Mental Health, Learning Disability and Transitions Services.

Enable people award

L to r: Enable’s Emma Carless Senior Business Development Officer at Wolverhampton;, Jonathan Allan Employment Services Manager; and Roshni Shrosbree, Deputy Employment Services Manager, celebrating their award this week.

Enable delivers a wide range of services, generating £1.7 million income in the financial year 2018-19, and these include supported internships, travel training and employment support for people with learning disabilities and mental health needs in Shropshire and Wolverhampton.

Jonathan Allan, Employment Services Manager at Enable, said:-

“We are absolutely delighted at being awarded Highly Commended for this prestigious award. This is a huge achievement and honour to be recognised nationally for the work we do at Enable. I would like to thank all our staff for their dedication and commitment to help people gain employment.”

Enable support people into employment using a person-centred approach. Their highly experienced Employment Officers support and advise people with disabilities, mental health needs and other health conditions to find work suited to their interest and skills. Enable help approximately 400 clients per year into paid work, across six teams in Shropshire, Telford and Wolverhampton.

If you would like to find out more about Enable, visit https://enableservices.co.uk/

Further information

BASE is the national trade association for the supported employment sector.  They support, promote and develop principles and provision of supported employment, and is managed by a voluntary National Executive Committee (NEC).

To find out more visit https://www.base-uk.org/about-british-association-supported-employment