Work Routes programme


Enable launches new service to support people back into work

Enable Supported Employment Services have launched a new service which will support local jobseekers into lasting employment.

Work Routes has been commissioned by the Department for Work and Pensions and The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership to support unemployed people in Shropshire, Telford and Herefordshire.  Enable is working with Reed in Partnership to provide the service.

Enable will be working with key services across the council and other public sector organisations to identify people who might benefit from the service. They will have access to:

  • Personalised one-to-one support
  • Confidence and mind-set courses
  • Health and wellbeing support
  • Work experience/trials/volunteering
  • Self-employment information, advice and guidance
  • Money management workshops
  • Referrals to specialist support provisions in the local area
  • Interventions from work-focused training as needed.

To access the service, participants need to be 16 and over (no upper age limit) must be either unemployed or inactive, and must fall into one or more of the following categories:

  • Long – term unemployed (26 weeks +)
  • Basic Skills need (below Level 1)
  • At least one barrier to work, such as
    • Lone parent
    • Worker aged 50 +
    • Ex-offender
    • Carer
    • Disability/health condition
    • Mental health needs
    • Learning disability
    • Substance misuse
    • Ethnic minority
    • Low/no qualifications
    • Language barrier (English not first language)

If you or someone you know meet any of the criteria and would like support in getting back to work, call Enable on 01743 255109 or visit

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