Genius Within unemployment support services
How we can help if you are unemployed
We currently deliver support as shown on the BBC’s program, Employable Me for unemployed individuals through larger contracts with:
Remploy – in Wales
The Shaw Trust – in London, Home Counties and Central England
SeetecPluss – in the South
The Growth Co in the North
If you would like to register with one of these employment programmes, in the first instance speak to the Work & Health Programme Coordinator at your local Job Centre Plus. You may also contact these organisations directly to see how you can get our help under one of these contracts.
Research has shown that people with neurodiversity are more likely to be long-term unemployed and convicted of crimes than their neuro-typical peers. Traditionally, work in this area has focused on the literacy difficulties associated with dyslexia.
We think a radical new approach is required. Adults need to focus on:
1) the areas most concerning to a workplace.
Our research has shown that memory difficulties and time / organisational skills are the most prevalent issues for neurodiveristy. This will affect people attending interviews and learning new routines, which impacts hugely on employability. Find out more about our research here.
We’ve found that tackling memory, organisation and time improves peoples’ abilities to approach work opportunities with professionalism and confidence. This can be done in peer-led groups for a cost effective approach that deals with the real barriers to employment for this group.
We can find roles that minimise the need for reading and writing, but everyone needs to remember new instructions and arrive at work on time. Neurodiversity can limit employability in a very specific, non-obvious way and our programmes address this directly. Once employed, technology and Access to Work support can address literacy limitations in direct relation to the job role.
Contact Fiona Barrett, our Head of Social Inclusion, to find out how we can help improve your programme with our courses, resources and staff training, or Kate Haycock, Head of Business Development, if you would like to be part of our research pilots or incorporate our services into your contracts.