Mencap - Employ Me

Mencap – Employ Me

Mencap logo

Age Range:

18 years and above

The Service:

Employ Me is Mencap's specialist programme of support to help people with a learning disability get a job.

Mencap works alongside Southwark residents with learning difficulties and disabilities - learning and physical, by providing outreach engagement and information advice and guidance. Mencap also provide support around confidence building, interview skills, CV writing etc. Employer Engagement team sends out vacancies which are matched with suitable clients on programme and supported in applying for those jobs. The clients are also supported in travel training, attending interviews and work placements and once a job is secured successfully, progress is monitored for another 26 weeks and in work support provided if required.

Who is the service for?

Southwark residents 18 years and older

Criteria for access to service

The basic eligibility criteria is any unemployed Southwark resident being 18 years and older having learning disability or difficulty or any physical disability can be referred to us. Some basic examples include anyone with MLD (Mild learning disability), Autism, Asperger’s, dyslexia, dyspraxia etc.

Accessibility of this service

  • Service is accessible Monday – Friday.
  • Office is based at CAN MEZZANINE – 7-14 Great Dover Street, London. SE1 4YR.
  • Office has accessibility for wheelchair users and meeting rooms are available for appointments

How can I access this service?

Referral form

How is this service funded?

Funded by Southwark Council under Southwark Works Programme

Do you need to pay for this service?

No

Confidentiality and Impartiality

Impartial information, advice and guidance is provided to all referrals and the results of any initial screening and assessments done are confidential and not shared by any third parties, unless mutually agreed by the service user

Contact us

Please fill the attached referral form and send to claire.pearce@mencap.org.uk or for further queries contact Mencap Direct line on 0808 808 1111.

Training provided:

Workshops on Interview techniques, Confidence building etc take place on regular basis.

Drop in service

No drop in service provided