Employment Support Service

The LPT Employment Support Service is delivered by Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust; to adult patients open to community mental health teams,  psychosis intervention and early recovery (PIER) and assertive outreach.

Its aim is to provide information, advice, guidance and support to find paid work, as part of an individualised recovery plan. We provide assistance to find the right job with the right support.

Our employment specialists are uniquely placed to provide the help to find and maintain paid work using the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model, which originated in the USA and has been adopted in this country by NHS England as it is proven to succeed with people with a lived experience of mental ill health.

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The LPT Employment Support Service is delivered by Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust; to adult patients open to community mental health teams,  psychosis intervention and early recovery (PIER) and assertive outreach.

Its aim is to provide information, advice, guidance and support to find paid work, as part of an individualised recovery plan. We provide assistance to find the right job with the right support.

Our employment specialists are uniquely placed to provide the help to find and maintain paid work using the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model, which originated in the USA and has been adopted in this country by NHS England as it is proven to succeed with people with a lived experience of mental ill health.

The Employment Support Service team have more than nine years’ experience as the provision was delivered by Aspiro, on behalf of LPT, for eight of those years and helped 1000 patients achieve their work or learning goals. The staff group bring a wealth of expertise and skill and the service is expanding to provide a service across our community mental health service.

We run employment clinics in nine locations across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) and this will change to more locations within community-based adult mental health teams.

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Referral criteria

People aged 17+ currently open to Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust’s adult community mental health teams, PIER or assertive outreach, who would like to work and need support to overcome their barriers to getting into paid employment, as well as wanting practical help to get a job. This is an independent service – using it will not affect an individual’s DWP benefits.

Alternatively  phone and  0800 098 8708 to refer or ask questions.

If you need an interpreter, or to check for disabled access, please call, or email employment.support@leicspart.nhs.uk .

Criteria exclusion

Patients not open to LPT secondary adult community mental health services (17-65 years), which includes Community Mental Health Teams, Assertive Outreach and PIER. Patient’s open only to MHSOP, CAMHS, ASD, ADHD, forensic services. Patient’s who are likely to be discharged from secondary services within three to six months.

How to access this service

You can self-refer using a referral form or a professional can refer you here.

Alternatively you can call 0800 098 8708 to refer or ask questions.

Current clinic locations are:

  • Employment Support Service, The Cedars Centre, Cedar Avenue, Wigston, LE18 2LA
  • Involvement Centre, Bradgate Mental Health Unit, Glenfield Hospital, Groby Road, Leicester LE3 9DZ
  • PIER Team, Merlyn Vaz Centre, 1 Spinney Hill Road, Leicester LE5 3GH
  • West Leicestershire CMHT, Orchard Resource Centre, Hill Street, Hinckley LE10 1DS
  • Loughborough Hospital, Entrance 1, Hospital Way, off Epinal Way, Loughborough LE11 5JY
  • St Luke’s (hospital) Treatment Centre, Leicester Road, Market Harborough LE16 7BN
  • Marlene Reid Centre, 85 Belvoir Road, Coalville LE67 3PH
  • Me & My Learning, Phoenix House, Nottingham Road, Melton Mowbray LE13 0UL
  • Oakham Baptist Church, Melton Road, Oakham, Rutland LE15 6AY
  • Please call for an appointment at an employment clinic first:

If you need an interpreter, or to check for disabled access, please call, or email employment.support@leicspart.nhs.uk .

What conditions do you cover

People aged 17+ currently open to Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust’s adult community mental health teams .PIER or assertive outreach, who would like to work and need support to overcome their barriers to getting into paid employment, as well as wanting practical help to get a job

Contact info

0800 098 8708

Referrals

  • assertive outreach team
  • community mental health teams
  • psychosis intervention and early recovery (PIER)
  • self
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