Individual Placement and Support (IPS) programmes predominantly support people with severe mental health conditions into employment. Remploy has delivered a range of effective IPS Programmes over the past ten years.
IPS involves giving intensive support to an individual, accompanied by a rapid job search. This is followed by placement in paid employment, and time-unlimited in-work support for both the employee and their employer. According to the Centre for Mental Health, IPS is internationally recognised as the most effective method of supporting people with severe mental illness into sustainable, competitive employment.
Current IPS programmes delivered by Remploy include:
West Midlands Thrive Into Work
Remploy delivers the Thrive into Work Into Work programme in two areas: Birmingham South Central and Wolverhampton. Thrive into Work aims to trial integrated health and employment support for people who are unemployed with a long-term health condition or disability. This support is based on the IPS model and will run alongside health treatment offered by NHS clinicians.
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Remploy delivers an IPS Programme in partnership with Cardiff and Vale University Health Board at a community mental health location in Cardiff. The programme facilitates the integration of employment specialists into clinical mental health teams, and focuses on supporting individuals with mental health difficulties into open, paid employment.