Wakefield Employment Service

The Gaslight
Lower Warrengate

01924 339157

Download our handy Wakefield Employment Service leaflet.

Wakefield Employment Service is run by Richmond Fellowship in partnership with Mencap. We’re here to help anyone with a mental health problem or learning disability get into work, training, or volunteering and then maintain their employment. We work with individuals to understand their situation and to find the right solution for them, tailoring our support to meet their personal needs and aspirations.

How we help

The support we can provide includes:

  • 1:1 pre employment advice and support
  • Work trials and placements
  • Training opportunities
  • Support to find paid work
  • Job coaching and in-work support
  • Support to maintain current employment
  • Employment focussed peer support groups.

Our employment advisors work with people experiencing mental health issues while Mencap’s employment coach and facilitator work with people who have a learning disability, autism spectrum condition or hidden disability. We help individuals through one to ones, group work, phone and email.

Who we can help

Our service is available to anyone over the age of 18 who lives in the Wakefield district area.

Individuals can contact us directly or we accept referrals from employers (including occupational health, human resources, line manager), community mental health teams, GPs, or any other agency supporting them.

Download our referral form here

Our approach

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.