Starting Line Service (Scope)
Disability charity Scope have opened a new pre-employment service in Manchester.
Starting Line is a free face-to face programme for disabled people who would like to start their journey into work.
Sessions run two mornings a week over seven weeks. The training sessions cover a range of knowledge and skills for the employment market and workplace, including things like goal setting, CV and cover letter writing and communication skills.
Customers also get one-to-one support from a specialist employment advisor to discuss their goals, plan training or volunteering opportunities, and work on their skills for finding employment.
“Starting Line is good because you get to meet people in a similar situation to you. When you get knocked down a lot your confidence goes and you start feeling really alone and isolated. It seemed like they actually did care and it helped me. It did help me get my confidence higher up.”
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Andrew Squires
- Contact Position
- Manchester Employment Programme Lead