Imagine Independence provides dedicated employment support in a range of locations in the North West of England. Our employment support services provide one-to-one support to gain and retain paid employment, part or full time, in real work settings.
IPS (Individual Placement and Support) Employment Support
IPS is the leading model of supported employment to help people with severe mental illness into work. It aims to help people find paid jobs with rapid job search within weeks of being referred to the service. Then it continues to work with both the employer and employee to sustain the job placement.
IPS is based on eight key principles. These include; a focus on competitive employment, rather than volunteering or sheltered work; zero exclusion, open to all who want to work; and close integration between Employment Specialists and mental health teams.
Sefton IPS Employment Service
Our Sefton IPS Employment Support service is for anyone over 16 years old who is accessing support from the Community Mental Health, Early Intervention or Aspergers Team in Sefton.
St Helens IPS Employment Service
Our St Helens IPS Employment Support service is for anyone over 16 years old who is accessing support from the Community Mental Health or Early Intervention Teams in St Helens