IPS – Individual Placement & Support
IPS (Individual Placement and Support) supports people with severe mental health difficulties into employment. It involves intensive, individual support, a rapid job search followed by placement in paid employment, and time-unlimited in-work support for both the employee and the employer.
There is overwhelming international evidence that ‘place then train’ models – and IPS in particular – are much more effective than traditional approaches (such as vocational training and sheltered work) in successfully getting people into work.
The EQOLISE project compared IPS with other vocational / rehabilitation services in six European countries, and concluded that:
- IPS clients were twice as likely to gain employment (55% v. 28%) and worked for significantly longer;
- The total costs for IPS were generally lower than standard services over first 6 months;
- Individuals who gained employment had reduced hospitalisation
What We Do
Landau offers an Individual Placement Support Service (IPS) that provides intensive help and job searching support for those with mental health barriers delivered by trained specialists that work in partnership with the mental health teams, working to reduce barriers whilst promoting wellbeing and independence. There is close collaboration between the clinical teams and employment specialist to work together to support the service user to find competitive, long term sustainable employment.
- We help anyone who expresses a desire to work, regardless of job readiness factors.
- One in four people in the general population experience a mental health problem.
- 90% of people with Mental Health issues say they want to work.
Ask your clinician to refer you to one of our employment specialists. They will contact you and arrange a meeting to get to know you, find out what you want to do, how many hours you can work and where. This is a relaxed an informal approach so don’t feel threatened by it. We will work with you to understand what barriers you may have to work and we will help you to overcome these. On your behalf we will help you to find suitable employment that meets your aspirations in a supportive environment.
We will introduce individuals to agencies and employers, help with job applications, CV’s and hold mock interviews, to ensure that the client is represented in the best way possible.
If the person is unsure of what sort of work they want to do and has been unemployed for a long time we’ll work with them to bring out their core talents and support them in a career path they find of interest.
Working in partnership with mental health teams we’ll continue our support to ensure individuals can sustain long-term paid employment.
We will work with you to encourage and empower you to explore work opportunities, increase self-confidence and self-belief.
Benefits counselling is part of our services as it is a key part of your employment planning.
What Employers Say About Us
“I believe Landau are a fantastic organisation who not only help their customers get back on their feet when they need it most, but also help them even when in employment (if they should need it) and I for one am very grateful for the liaison between myself and Chas in particular.”
- ES Cleaning
“The two people we have employed through Landau have really made a big difference. They are really dedicated, very hard working, really high calibre. I can see the passion within them, it’s really refreshing, they clearly want to take their place in society, not just sit at home being poorly. I am just waiting for a third individual supported by Landau to start and I know she will be just as good. I really can’t say enough about how good the service is, it’s great, it’s fantastic.”
– Carradice Care
Make a Referral
If you are part of a mental health team and would like to refer someone to this service, please complete the pre-registration basic eligibility form below and our dedicated Individual Placement Employment Advisers will be in touch with you soon.