Wednesday evening saw the long anticipated launch of our JobSense employment programme for the D/deaf and hard of hearing. The meeting at Christ Church Epsom Common attracted 17 profoundly Deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind people, plus support and relatives. The evening included lots of information about the new scheme, including an uplifting speech from Amanda Lilley, Chairman of the Surrey Deaf Forum, who spoke movingly about her struggle to achieve the job she now has.

JobSense is an employment programme for people who are Deaf, blind, deafblind, hard of hearing and vision impaired. Pioneered by Sight for Surrey, JobSense combines professional expertise with ongoing mentoring support through a series of workshops.

Providing opportunity

We offer the chance to be:

  • Equipped with fundamental employability skills;
  • Empowered to face the world of work with confidence; and
  • Established as employable individuals with unrivalled potential.

Workshops also include: interview skills, self-advocacy training, employment seminars and support every step of the way.

On Tuesday (30th) we launch the equivalent programme for people who are vision impaired from 6-8pm at Woking United Reformed Church, GU22 7HA, where Aidan Kiely, Project Officer at the Wellcome Trust, will speak to us.

Click here for the poster and details of the JobSense Information Meeting for vision impaired people.