If you’ve been off work a long time due to your mental health and are keen to get back into employment then we can help you succeed.
If you’re experiencing a common mental health problem such as stress, anxiety, or depression, and are worried about the impact this is having on your job then we can support you to stay in work.
How we help
We can support you on a one-to-one basis, providing confidential, impartial advice and guidance to help you to move forward. Once you’re referred to our service you’ll be allocated a specialist employment advisor who will work with you to set positive and achievable goals.
We offer a careers advice and guidance service that can help you with job applications, CV preparation and interview practice and to identify suitable job opportunities.
We can work with you and, if you consent, your employer to make plans and find solutions that enable you to carry on in work or return to work if you’ve been off for a while.
Who we can help
Our service is available to anyone over the age of 18 who lives in the Redhill, Reigate & Banstead Borough Council or Tandridge District Council area and who has a mental health problem.
You can contact us directly or we accept referrals from community mental health teams, GPs, IAPT services and any other agencies that are currently supporting you.
At the heart of everything we do lies:
- Hope: the belief that recovery is possible for every individual
- Respect: valuing differences and all contributions
- Enabling: giving people encouragement and support to achieve their goals
- Inclusion: the belief that everyone has a right to participate fully in society.
East Surrey Employment Service – Work Programme
Work Programme at Redhill Employment Services
The Work Programme is a scheme set up by the DWP to deliver flexible support to help long-term claimants of Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) and some claimants of Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) to move into sustainable jobs. Richmond Fellowship has been delivering the contract since the scheme started in summer 2011.
The small and dedicated team is made up of experienced Welfare to Work advisers who demonstrate a truly personalised approach, advisors get to know jobseekers and use their wealth of knowledge and experience to uncover hidden barriers. It is this approach which is reflected in the strength of their community relationships and consistent success.
Richmond Fellowship show genuine care, commitment and dedication to every customer they meet. They treat each person as an individual and work together as a team to support that person into work and to stay in work. They continue to go above and beyond to make sure that they are helping each customer into achieving a better quality of life, and not just a job.
In 2015, the Redhill Employment Services Work Programme Team were awarded the Supply Chain Partner of the Year Award by ERSA – the Employment & Retraining Services Association, for being the best performing sub contractor across all G4S Work programme delivery, by helping 45% of their clients find and stay in work. Over 70% of these clients who find a job keep their job, exceeding the national average.
In the words of one extremely vulnerable client “I’m still standing because of the extraordinary team in Redhill namely Barbara, Ian, and Helena. I honestly don’t know where I would have been. It’s just their positive attitude, constantly pushing, pulling and just being there through the ups and downs… Just want to say thank you to them.” Richmond Fellowship have not only helped this customer into work but have helped him negotiate a salary increase.
Richmond Fellowship delivers the Work Programme Contract in Redhill on behalf of the DWP through its prime contractor G4S. Our additional employment services receives ESF funding. Contact us for more information