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The Bridging Service

Funded through the NHS, Glasgow City Council & European Social Fund, the service will benefit individuals with a wide range of disabilities or enduring health conditions by providing services throughout Glasgow.

The Bridging Service assists clients through a five stage employability programme, providing individualised support from induction, into employment and beyond.

The five stage programme

Stage 1 – Initial Assessment and Induction

This is carried out by an Employment  Development Coach in order to gain a thorough understanding of an individual’s short/long term goals and occupational status.

Stage 2 – Barrier Removal

A range of group workshops are provided within this stage including - Confidence Building, Communication, Health Awareness and Personal Boundaries plus many more.

Stage 3 – Vocational Activity

Delivered by the Employment Development Worker & Job Coach; identifying individual skills, strengths and abilities with a view to initially exploring the next steps on the road to employment.

Stage 4 – Into Employment

Delivered by the Employment Development Coach, covers sessions in Good Interview Practise, CV Building and the Application Process. Individuals in this stage are also encouraged to attend our Job Clubs to assist in their search for employment.

Stage 5 – Aftercare

The Bridging Service offers aftercare support to Individuals in employment.

Returning to work after a period of unemployment or entering the work place for the first time can be a scary thought but here are just some reasons why it could be good for you:

• It will increase your confidence in yourself
• It will keep you busy and allow you to develop yourself
• It will enable you to socialise more
• It can give you a sense of pride and personal achievement
• It can be beneficial to your physical and mental health

Eligibility

The Bridging Service engages with vulnerable people diagnosed with chronic long-term health conditions i.e. Physical Disability, Learning disability, Mental Health Sensory or other conditions which affect the client in setting a vocational goal and who are struggling to access services in their local area.

Unfortunately we cannot engage with people participating on the Work Programme.

Making a referral

Referrals are made from Health Professionals OR Glasgow City Council Social Work Department directly.

Email Referral form to:
thebridgingservice@momentumskills.org
or
Post for attention of:
Stephen Wilkie
The Bridging Service
The White Studios
Room 206, 62 Templeton Street
Glasgow
G40 1DA

What does the service provide?

The Bridging Service provide a pathway to employment for individuals with disabilities or enduring health conditions. This service offers individuals the opportunity to identify aims and objectives through the development of individualised action plans. The programme is delivered by our multi-disciplinary team which consists of:

• Employment Development Coaches
• Occupational Therapists

Our programme provides support in breaking down any pre-existing barriers (particularly those associated with a clients disability/health condition) to employment by providing personal development and training workshops, job
matching, signposting to qualification providers and training opportunities. Momentum will also offer an aftercare service once employment has been secured providing tailored, individualised in-work support

 

Bridging Service Referral Form