Our aim is to help people with a learning disability to build their confidence and independence to overcome any hurdles they face in getting a job.
We can help you to achieve your own work goals, whether that means applying for voluntary or paid placements. We work closely with employers who employ or are considering employing people with a learning disability.
Into Work will explore your work aspirations with you, determining working options and consulting with employers to increase the number of options available to you. To increase achievement and outcomes, we work alongside people, shadowing where appropriate, and giving on-going encouragement and feedback until their confidence and strengths grow.
If you are a business operating in Portsmouth or the surrounding areas you might be interested in contacting us for similar opportunities. Contact us
Some of the support we offer:
- Create a Job Profile to find out what you would like to do and set goals to help you achieve this
- CV Writing
- Confidence building
- Assess your training needs
- Help you to apply for jobs
- Support you at interviews
- Introduce you to employers and can speak on your behalf
- Support when you first start work
- Travel training to work
We work with people who are:
- 18 years old and over
- Have been diagnosed with having either a learning disability or autism
- Live in the Portsmouth postcode areas; PO1,PO2,PO3,PO4,PO5,PO6
I am enjoying my new job, it gets me out and keeps me busy.
Helped when my union refused to defend me. Gave me the encouragement, belief and motivation that I needed to take my case further and I did just fine. I couldn’t have done it without them. Thank you Advice Portsmouth.
This is Richard and this is his story.
Since February 2021 Richard has been working for Ground Control with cleaning up the area. He’s been doing well, keeping busy and also enjoys his job.
Jess talks about her apprenticeship and how it has help her grown in her career and improved her clients lives.
Kate tells us about her apprenticeship and how even as an older learner she was able to take a great deal away from the experience of study
Into Work is a service funded by Portsmouth City Council that supports adults with learning disabilities.