Rebuilding lives of people with brain injuries
A new life-affirming inititative helping people with brain injuries back into volunteering, further eduation and employment; an expert and empathic team work closely with clients to reintroduce them into the workplace and their community.
End of 2014
Without vocational rehabilitation people with a brain injury find themselves among the long-term unemployed. Research from Headway indicates that an estimated 500,000 people of working age in the UK are living with long-term disabilities as a result of an acquired brain injury. Government research shows that before injury 77% were employed or studied and after the injury 80% did not have any occupation. After 5 years, only 40% had returned to work.
We want to see stronger communities where people's disabilities are better understood and catered for. We want people with brain injuries to have the chance to rebuild their lives. By providing information about living with a brain injury, assistance to find jobs for them and support for both them and their workplace, we can do this and increase community understanding of the needs of people living with a brain injury.
To improve the lives of people with brain injuries through helping them find work
Activities» Provide life skills training to improve skills and confidence
» Provide coaching to create CVs, research job vacancies and prepare for job interviews
» Support employers and employees to manage a successful working relationship despite recovering from a brain injury
We will measure the percentage of people we help who successfully find work, or access training or volunteering placements. We will aim to place at least 70%.
We will aim to reduce the demand on state benefits and support from people with brain injuries through equipping our beneficiaries to support themselves.
We have an active risk register which we monitor and respond to. Current risks include not receiving sufficient referrals and not securing ongoing funding to maintain sustainability.
We can report to donors through annual reports, bespoke reports and opportunities to visit our centre and meet with our beneficiaries and staff.
Budget - Project Cost: £50,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £32,200 Life skills training Creating and delivering a life skills programme, which will include an Employability qualification £17,800 Job Club Provide a job search club with support one day per week for 12 people
Current Funding / Pledges
Source Amount Grant making trusts £1,000 Guaranteed
The project is based in central London (Oxford Circus), within easy reach for anyone with a brain injury in London
We will benefit people with brain injuries. Our support also has benefit for those who care for them.
We have been working with people with brain injuries since 2009, and built up expertise in this area. We have a high placement success rate, far greater than the national average.
Read more about the Charity running this project.
This person oversees the project and ensure that our beneficiaries are receiving the right support
Employment Support Officer
This person has created some of the content delivered for the life skill training and support the Employment manager
We have a number of volunteers who mentor people with brain injuries through their job search journey.