Into Work’s main service is supporting people with disabilities and long-term health conditions into paid, sustained employment. As well as helping people get a job, we also provide in-work support to help them keep that job.
We concentrate on getting people the right job, matching individual abilities and aspirations with the right employer in a supportive working environment.
We work across Edinburgh, Midlothian and East Lothian. We use the nationally recognised Five Stage Supported Employment Model as the basis of our service, a model which has proved very successful in supporting people to move into a job and retain that job in the longer term.
Into Work Services
All in Edinburgh
All in Edinburgh is a supported employment service for people living in the City of Edinburgh. We deliver this service as part of a consortium with 3 other local organisations as part of a contract with City of Edinburgh Council. Our partner organisations are Enable Scotland, Forth Sector and The Action Group. Additional funding comes from the European Social Fund.
The service is easy to access. People can be referred by a variety of agencies e.g. GP practices, Health & Social Care services, Job Centre Plus. Alternatively, they can self-refer.
Into Work Lothian
Into Work Lothian describes our supported employment services for people with disabilities or long-term health conditions covering the wider Edinburgh and Lothian area. These services are:
Into Work in Midlothian – We have a small team based in Eskdaill Court in Dalkeith. Referral to the service can be made through an appropriate agency or by self-referral. The service is open Monday to Friday during standard office hours. To access this service please use our main Edinburgh number 0131 475 2600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Into Work in East Lothian – We have two staff based at East Lothian Works in Haddington. Referral to the service is made through East Lothian Council’s East Lothian Works service on 01620 827262.
Welfare Rights Advice – Anyone receiving a supported employment service from Into Work is entitled to welfare benefits and financial advice. This helps people make informed decisions about taking up employment, and how it will affect their personal and household situation.
Into Work Projects
As well as our mainstay supported employment services, we deliver a number of specialised initiatives, including:
Project Search – supported one-year employment internships for young people with a disability at the City of Edinburgh Council and NHS Lothian’s Western General Hospital. This initiative is funded by the City of Edinburgh Council with additional support from the European Social Fund. Into Work provides in workplace support to interns. This course if full for the academic year 2017-18.
Autism Fund – developmental and progression support for people with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), funded by the Scottish Government.
CodeClan – offering computer coding training opportunities to people with an ASD. Funded by the JP Morgan Chase Foundation.
To enable us to deliver our services, Into Work receives funding from the following organisations:
Local Authority Grants and contracts (The City of Edinburgh Council, Midlothian Council, East Lothian Council)
The Scottish Government
The Big Lottery