How does it work?





The Individual Placement and Support service (IPS) supports people with severe and enduring mental health conditions access and sustain competitive employment by using intensive and unlimited  support.   IPS gets people into competitive employment first with training and support once in the job.  The service aims to support around 100 people per year and move over 50% directly into employment.  We are assessed externally each year and given a rating against a recognised Fidelty Scale for IPS and pleased to say we are currently rated as "good" despite having just been established in April 15. 


The European Social Fund contributes 45% of the total funding for the service. 




​IPS has been shown to be more effective the more closely it follows these seven principles:


  • It aims to get people into competitive employment
  • It is open to all those who want to work
  • It tries to find jobs consistent with people's preferences
  • It works quickly
  • It brings employment specialists into clinical teams
  • Employment specialists develop relationships with employers based upon a person's work preferences
  • It provides unlimited individualised support for the person and their employer and counselling is included.


What is IPS?

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