Fast Track to Employment is a free, voluntary service that helps anyone supported by mental health teams in Hackney to find work. We work closely with you to understand your employment goals and design an action plan to help you get into a job that is right for you. Once you start work, we will continue to meet with you regularly to ensure you settle in and thrive in your new role. If you wish, we can meet with your employer to provide wrap-around support and, if relevant, explore reasonable adjustments to facilitate you in the role.
To be eligible for the programme, you must be:
As a team, we aim to build close links with local and supportive employers. We spend time fostering good relationships with hiring managers to provide a smooth transition for you into work. By doing this, we ensure that you get the support you need and to guide employers on the provision of any reasonable adjustments you require. This improves staff retention which is good for both you and employers.
By being part of the clinical team, it enables us to work closely with care coordinators, occupational therapists, doctors, psychologists, support workers, social workers and nurses offering combined, holistic support while you are on your employment journey. We liaise with the multi-disciplinary team to help address any practical or emotional barriers to ensure you thrive in the workplace.
We are an Individual Placement and Support service (IPS) and follow these eight principles in our work:
For more information or to self-refer simply fill in the form below and a member of our team will be in touch.