North East England Vocational Rehabilitation
Momentum Skills' North East, based in Newcastle, offers vocational rehabilitation services for people with an acquired brain injury and or neurological condition aged 16 years old and over.
Individuals who wish to access the vocational rehabilitation service must be medically stable and pose no risk to themselves or others. Individuals must not be alcohol and/ or drug dependant, or must be receiving the appropriate ongoing professional support whilst attending the service.
The aim of the service is to provide advice and support to people from the North East of England with a disability; focusing on their return to work or education. Common problems caused by an acquired brain injury include memory loss, lack of concentration, anxiety, anger management issues, impulsive and inappropriate behaviour and depression. These problems usually lead to a vicious circle of unemployment, disadvantage, family breakdown and social isolation.
The programme offers the following elements, providing a holistic method of tackling these problems:
• Vocational Profiling
• Work Placements
• Employment Support and Access to Work
• Cognitive Retraining
• Life changes after brain injury
• Stress Management
• Group therapy Sessions
• Personal Development
• Social & Life Skills
• Work related skills training, including assistance with CV building, job applications and interview techniques
• Certified training in literacy and numeracy, Information Technology and job-seeking skills
For more information on Momentum Skills North East services and to view the brochure click here.
Teeside Drop-in Service
Momentum Skills, in partnership with Keiro, also provides a drop-in service from 9am - 4pm every Tuesday and Wednesday from The Gateway facility in Middlesbrough. The service is aimed at people in Teeside who have an acquired brain injury and/or neurological condition.
Our staff are on hand at The Gateway to provide information, advice and personal support with work-related issues. This includes support in developing a CV, applying for a job, benefits advice and support to return to work after an accident or injury. This is a drop- in service. No appointment is necessary.
Momentum Skills also runs group sessions at The Gateway on Wednesdays covering cognitive retraining, psychological therapy, stress management and vocational guidance. Please contact Momentum Skills if you are interested in attending the group sessions for more information.
The Gateway, Lower East Street, Middlehaven, Middlesbrough, TS2 1SW.
To view our Case Management Service Guide, click here.
Momentum Skills North East
Forth Banks House
Newcastle, NE1 3RH
Tel: 0191 232 0234