Richmond Fellowship’s Wiltshire employment service has been selected as one of 18 national centres for excellence in supporting people who use mental health services to gain or retain employment.
The Wiltshire employment service has achieved a consistent level of ‘Good Fidelity’ across a range of indicators for its Individual Placement and Support (IPS) service by The Centre for Mental Health.
It will now act as a centre for excellence model for Individual Placement and Support, offering guidance and advice on how IPS can be implemented in other locations across England as well as how employment services for people living with mental ill health can be improved based on the evidence of what works best.
Stephen Smith-Trask, Managing Director of Operations for Richmond Fellowship (South) said:
“Richmond Fellowship has a proud heritage of delivering high quality employment services across Wiltshire. We’ve been at the forefront of model development, always striving to exceed targets. Individual Placement and Support is critical in delivering employment support for the next generation. I’d like to pay tribute to the dedication and commitment of the staff team and partners in securing this recognition.”
The Centre for Mental Health is an independent UK mental health charity which aims to inspire hope, opportunity and a fair chance in life for people of all ages with or at risk of mental ill health.