Posted: Thu 19th Dec 2019

Remploy helps 25,000 people across Wales find work in the last decade

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Dec 19th, 2019


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More than 3,000 people with a disability or health condition across the region have been helped into work in the last decade with the help of employment and skills specialist, Remploy.

3,161 people in North Wales with barriers to work including mental health concerns, disabilities and addiction problems are part of 25,000 people across Wales that Remploy has helped into employment in the last 10 years.

The UK’s leading employment, skills and disability specialist now wants job seekers living with a disability or health condition such as anxiety to know they may be entitled to specialist employment support

Remploy’s mission is to transform the lives of disabled people and those experiencing complex barriers to work, supporting thousands of people across a range of programmes every year.

The new figures show 25,000 people in Wales have found work through Remploy in a wide range of sectors from education and training to engineering, finance and banking.

More than 6,400 people (26 per cent) who found or returned to work with the help of Remploy had a mental health condition.

Gareth Parry, CEO of Remploy, said: “Breaking down barriers to employment is fundamental in helping more people into work and staying in employment.

Being disabled or having a health condition does not mean that you can’t be a good employee.

“We are proud to have been able to support 25,000 people into work in the last 10 years.

Business services (including recruitment and IT roles), was one of the most popular sectors, accounting for around 10 % of the total jobs, while others included jobs in construction, manufacturing, the charity sector and the NHS.

“We offer support that includes up to 21 months of holistic support from a Remploy key worker; access to local support including drug and alcohol specialists, and advice and counselling; work placements and online support from specialist advisors, seven days a week.”

For more information on the Work and Health Programme Wales delivered by Remploy, contact 0300 456 8025 or email [email protected] or go to www.remploy.co.uk

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