Glasgow Momentum Programme
The Glasgow Momentum Programme delivers services from three different locations across the City of Glasgow: Drumchapel, Yoker and Templeton. The programme supports people who are unemployed with a long-term illness or a disability to move towards economic and social inclusion.
The Glasgow Momentum programme is funded through the Integrated Grant Fund from Glasgow City Council and is free of charge to participants.
You can refer yourself to the programme, or you can be referred by a health worker, social worker or Job Centre staff. The service supports each person through a five-stage programme.
The five stages are:
Stage 1 is an initial assessment
Stage 2 is creating a personal action plan
Stage 3 is about career development
Stage 4 is developing essential employment skills
Stage 5 is aftercare
The programme is delivered in groups or one-to-one with support staff. The types of issues that people get support with are working with others, problem-solving, confidence-building, goal-setting and health management.
The programme is delivered in a supportive, friendly environment, which many people find helps their motivation and enables them to move forward in their lives.
Every person on the programme is supported to develop a personal action plan. This maps out what they would like to achieve, and how they can be supported to make this happen. Individual goals are set by each person, and this gives them a realistic guide for personal development and possible careers.
Each person is supported to develop their confidence, motivation and skills. This helps people to participate in their community and develop a plan to enter or re-enter the world of work.
Staff and participants work together to ensure that the next step towards a job or further training is solid and is in place when each person leaves the programme.
Access To Work - Workplace Assessments
Momentum Skills is the sole provider in Scotland of The Access to Work Workplace Assessment Service for the Department for Work and Pensions.
Disabled people are an extremely diverse population, and the impact that disability has on people is also very diverse. Momentum Skills treats everyone as an individual.
The Access to Work programme is a Jobcentre Plus grant scheme, which assists disabled people who are in paid employment, by providing practical support in overcoming work related obstacles resulting from their disability.
Access to Work grants will contribute to the additional employment costs resulting from disability that an employer would not normally be expected to fund. In some cases, this may involve an arrangement where the Department for Work and Pensions and the employer share costs.
Suitably trained and experienced assessors visit the workplace to discuss the difficulties an individual is experiencing carrying out their work duties as a result of their disability or health condition. A range of potential solutions will be discussed at the assessment with the individual, and their employer if appropriate.
Momentum Skills then recommends potential interventions to the Jobcentre Plus Access to Work Advisor for them to discuss the recommendations and any financial implications with the individual and their employer. Recommendations may range from workstation layout and ergonomic advice, assistive technologies, job restructuring through to one-to-one coaching, strategy sessions, and disability awareness in the workplace.
Let’s Go provides a personalised social support service for 18-75 year olds with a mild learning disability and/or an acquired brain injury.
Let’s Go provides hourly support for individuals, and also short respite breaks. This allows people, in consultation with their family members, to choose the service that suits their needs whether hourly or through short breaks.
In addition to social support we also provide a “care at home service”.
Our flexible, personalised packages of support are tailored to meet each person’s individual needs and aspirations. Using person centred approaches we listen to and work with each person and there network of support to help them to plan their support.
Let’s go supports people in improving and building there:
• Socialising skills
Allowing people to; achieve their goals, build relationships within the community and realise there potential.
By putting in place detailed support plans, risk assessments and by working in partnership with family members, carers and health and social care professionals we help each person with a learning disability and other complex needs make choices and take control of their life.
We enable people to think about and plan what they want now and in the future.
The staff members you will meet at Lets Go are highly qualified professionals who are qualified to SVQ2/SVQ3 and have been checked through the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG).
Our staff members are sensitive and understanding of the different needs of each individual allowing them to provide the best quality of service.
This includes staff being able to:
• Provide opportunities and support
• Provide a personalised service
• A structured but flexible service
• Continuity of staff
• Promote social inclusion
• Organising short breaks
• Medication prompts
• Support with appointments
Let’s go also offers the opportunity to be involved in the recruitment process, participate in service user’s forums and to participate in training.
Both staff and service users have a 1 page profile ensuring compatibility, let’s go also provides a 24hr on call service and those who use the service have 2 reviews per year.
For more information please contact:
Room 203, The White Studios
62 Templeton Street
T: 0141 550 4922
Versatility is a person-centred day service for young adults (over 18 years old) with mild/moderate learning disabilities and those on the autism spectrum. Versatility is funded by Self Directed Support (SDS) and is based in Templeton, Glasgow.
Versatility runs from Monday – Friday 10-4pm (finishing at 3pm on Fridays).
Versatility provides a group setting exploring different activities, such as arts and crafts, music, fitness, animation and dance.
We use our own tutors to facilitate these sessions, as well as other specialised classes out with Momentum.
We also work on developing people’s numeracy and literacy needs on a daily basis. Group outings to local attractions are also part of the Versatility programme.
Friendly and approachable group workers are always present; however, people must be able to work in a group setting as one-to-one support is not provided.
Small group settings are, however, provided for those who prefer a quiet space to work and socialise.
For more information please contact:
Templeton Business Centre
The White Studios
T: 0141 550 4922