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Specialist Employability Support (for the Visually Impaired)
Services and organisations that have the Local Offer flash have filled out inclusion information, meaning that they meet the needs of people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

The SES Programme is unlike any other employment related programme.  As it is specifically targeted at Visually Impaired Individuals.  They will work with our team of experts in visual impairment and employment and will be supported every step of the way in helping them find sustainable employment.

No two customers are the same, this means that no two customer journeys are the same, this means we tailor the support to the participant and they can choose the amount and type of support they need and receive it in the place that best suits them.

Through participating in the programme we will design a flexible package of training ans support to access vocation training courses, the opportunity to undertake hands-on work in a real-life situation to enhance customers CV's and employability.  We will also work to find the assistive technology most suited to customer needs so that the customer can use their when they enter employment.  During the programme we will help participant to develop the skills they need to succeed, put them in touch with employers who recognise what they have to offer and support them every step of the way.  We will discuss work experience to date, skills and the barriers that have been found to seeking employment and the type of work that participants would like to do.

Who to contact

Contact name
Gerald Banks
Contact position
Disability Advisor
01726 77600

Where to go

Access Training (South West) Limited
Access Training (South West) Ltd
7 Tregarne Terrace
St Austell
PL25 4BE

We are a peripatetic provision, and tailor the meeting venue to the needs of the Participant

Time / date details

When is it on?
Date and Time to suit the Participant
Time of day
Session information
One to One Sessions to assist Participant to gain employment

Other details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
This is programme funded by the DWP, So no costs will be incurred
Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?
Please enter details including what proof is required for the free or reduced rate
Eligibility for this programme is: Participants must have a visual impairment that affects the work that they are able to do, be unemployed, be aged between school leaving age and state pension age and be a UK resident.


Age ranges
From 16 years to 65 years
Referral required
Referral details

E-mail information or telephone through information with regards to the participant, Disability Adviser to contact participant to have a chat with regards to the programme,  Disability Adviser to arrange a meeting with the Participant to see if they are suitable for a referral via their Disability Employment Adviser at the JCP

Inclusion details

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How we make our service inclusive

As we are a peripatetic provision , we tailor the service to the participant and therefore, arrange the necessary access and adaptations that may be required around this

Staff SEND experience

All our Staff have Level 3 Advise and Guidance qualifications.  We are also a signposting provision, and therefore ensure that whoever we signpost the participants too also have the necessary support and qualifications required.

How our service supports providers / schools / colleges

On this programme we are a support provision for the Royal National College for the Blind and they are also a support service to ourselves.  therefore is a participant wished to attend the College for the Blind then this would be facilitated.

Support at key transition points

Our service fully supports families, children and young people at key transition periods, with one to one support throughout there time on the programme.  If we were unable to supply this support then we would signpost to the relevant specialist provision

Other local or national support

We have a network of 50plus support providers within Cornwal, and on this programme specific links with I-Sight Cornwall.  Plus Nationally we link with the Royal National College for the Blind in Hereford.

Resolving disagreements, mediation and making complaints

Complaints Procedure

If you have a complaint or a compliment relation to your programme you should, in the first instance speak to you Disability Adviser.  If your grievance is not resolved, you may contact Access Training Head Office  or alternatively you have the right to complain or compliment in writing, to the Directors of Access Training

All issues raised will be dealt with promptly and effectively, Receipt of the complaint will be acknowledged on the same working day that it is made by fax or e-mail, Letter will be sent out first class on the day of receipt

We undertake to treat the complaint confidentially and to investigate it impartially and thoroughly.  A written report will be sent within 10 working days, although every effort will be made to respond in 5 working days.  Details of the investigation and our proposed remedial action will be included within the response.  Details of all complaints will be kept on the complaint file and used to assist staff training and annual performance appraisals.

if you are still unhappy with the response you receive from the Department Manager you may request that the Director reviews your complaint and the way in which it was dealt with.  The Director will ensure that your complaint has been dealt with fairly and in line with our policies and procedures.  You will receive a further written response from the Directors within 10 working days of your appeal being received, although we will aim to respond in 5 working days.

Last updated: 01/07/2020

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