The minister for disabled people, Mark Harper, has announced that the Enham Trust submitted a successful bid to deliver specialist employability support (SES) as part of a consortium called Steps to Employment. They were also successful in bidding as a sub-contractor to Remploy.
“I was delighted to hear that Enham Trust have put in a successful bid. For a number of years, the Department of Work and Pensions contracted with nine residential training colleges, who provided employment support for disabled people facing the most severe barriers to work. Over recent months, this programme has been under review, and the minister has introduced specialist employability support. This represents a step change in the way disabled people who wish to work are supported, and it institutes a more innovative needs based approach to helping people to engage with the labour market and find and sustain work. I was pleased to hear that the new service will ensure high quality intensive support is accessible to twice as many people as get that support at the moment, and that the Enham Trust has an important role to play in delivering this improved service.