Supporting people into employment

Develop the skills and confidence you need to empower your clients to take risks in entering the world of employment; and to support them through the challenges this presents.

The Oak Foundation funded the Towards Economic Self Sufficiency (TESS) project which looked at into work and in-work support provided by the homelessness sector. This course is one result of the findings from this project, it will equip staff with the skills and knowledge to help their clients build ambition, overcome practical barriers, cope with risk and more.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for all frontline support staff who would like to learn strategies and gain tools to equip and motivate their clients to take a risk and move towards employment, self-sufficiency and independence.

What will you learn? 

On completion of this course you will:

  • Be able to define what your role is in relation to supporting clients and the importance of building ambition
  • Identify if there are times when we hold our clients back through fear of risk, and what the impact of this could be
  • Be equipped to build confidence in your clients for them to take risks and steps towards independence through work
  • To explore how making progress towards employment can positively impact your clients mental health and sense of wellbeing
  • Be able to utilise a coaching approach and tools to challenge, motivate and encourage your clients
  • Gain knowledge relating to how benefits could be affected if your client starts working / volunteering or studying and how to overcome potential barriers
  • Better understand the resources available for your clients to support them into work
  • Be able to Identify what “work readiness” and “in-work support” could look like
  • Identify actions you can take to support and empower your clients to move towards self-sufficiency and independence


One-day course

Costs (in-house training)

This course can be booked in-house for a team of up to 16
Members: £799
Associate members: £920
Non members: £1,150


This is one of the best training sessions I have been to, it was really interesting.


delegate, at 10th March session

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James Cuming

Training manager

James is our training manager (maternity cover) develops and manages Homeless Link's in-house training programme.

Telephone: 020 7840 4450
Twitter: @TrainingHL