Headway Shropshire are
in partnership with 21 organisations delivering Building Better Opportunities
in Shropshire. This programme started in January 2017 and will run until December 2019.
The programme is joint
funded by the European Social Fund and the Big Lottery to tackle the root
causes of poverty, promote social inclusion and drive local jobs and growth.
The programme is delivered in 38 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) areas
according to local priorities. (See: www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/esf).
As part of the Shropshire
Building Better Opportunities project Headway Shropshire want to help improve the employability, motivation and confidence
within the care sector of those on the programme by offering 12-week work
placements within the Rehab and Reablement centre based on the Oxon business
park in Shrewsbury.
The Rehab centre is
open five days a week, Monday – Friday where the rehab staff support clients in
various activities throughout the day including;
During the 12 weeks,
individuals in the Building Better Opportunities programme can work alongside
the rehab team to support clients throughout their day at Headway Shropshire
helping to increase their understanding of various disabilities and gain
valuable skills and experience in;
people with acquired brain injuries
clients in activities
with personal care
person centred care
The work placement
coordinator will support individuals on placement with their initial induction,
with job searching on the internet and CV update.
Access to the internet
will also be provided so that individuals can job search independently and
complete E-Learning in subjects relating to Health and Social care these
hope that our work placements can benefit individuals by;
their confidence, empathy and respect for others
opportunities to develop transferable skills such as team work
individuals to experience Health and Social care and to decide whether or not
it is the right career for them
experience needed to help people move onto vocational courses
job opportunities in the heath sector
something to add to individual’s applications and references
individuals how rewarding it is supporting people.
Hattie (Harriet) Beardsley – BBO Work Placement Coordinator
T: 01743 365271
The project has received funding from the Big Lottery Fund and the
European Social Fund as part of the 2014/2020 European Structural and
Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. The Department for Work and Pensions
is the Managing Authority for the England European Social Fund programme.
Established by the European Union, the European Social Fund helps local areas
stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will
support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and
local community regenerations. For more information visit