Pathway to Employment

It’s not just a question of conquering a summit previously unknown, but of tracing, step by step, a new pathway to it.

Gustav Mahler
Pathway to Employment

It is increasingly difficult to secure work placements for the people we support.
Community Support Services is working with other local providers to develop a county wide pathway into employment that will support people through day service provision towards the open employment market. 

This collaborative approach aims 

  • To develop a pathway to support users, carers, providers and care teams.
  • Increase the opportunities for people to gain work experience which support people to move into real jobs.
  • Agree with providers a move towards more employment based services.
  • Help break down the barriers to people moving into employment.
  • Support initiatives to increase employment opportunities such as social enterprise

This initiative is designed to be delivered via a consortium approach maximising the expertise, strengths and opportunities available from each provider before signposting people onto the next step of their identified progression pathway.

This pathway is intended to provide continuity for the customer wherever they are located within Cumbria.

Community Support Services offer a wide range of support to individuals wanting to work towards employment including

  • Pre vocational training
  • Supported work placements
  • Individual job coaching