IPS – Individual Placement & Support
Our IPS service is funded by BBO Shropshire. BBO Shropshire is funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery, through The National Lottery Community Fund.
Landau offers an individual placement support service (IPS) that provides intensive help and job support for those with mental health barriers delivered by trained specialists that work in partnership with local mental health teams. Working to reduce barriers whilst promoting wellbeing and independence.
People with severe mental health problems have low rates of employment. Individual Placement and Support (IPS) is a supported employment model which supports people with serious mental health problems into employment, and is supported by a wealth of international evidence, following the principles of ”place and train”. It consists of intensive, individual support, rapid job search followed by placement in paid employment, and time-unlimited in-work support for both the employee and the employer.
IPS is recognised as the most effective way to support people with mental health barriers.
In partnership with the Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Landau’s team of experienced employment specialists work with the community mental health teams in Telford. The team are an integral part of the mental health clinical teams based at Fuller House, Hall Court, Telford TF3 4NP. The IPS employment service supports the secondary mental health teams as well as the early Interventions teams.
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.