We hope our Directions Project will help more than 100 jobless people with neurological conditions into employment, training, education or volunteering by 2022.
Overall, we estimate less than one in five people with a neurological condition are currently in work - with confidence the single biggest barrier to re-entering the workplace after a diagnosis.
The Directions Project will help you improve your self-esteem to help you come to terms with any change in circumstances and forge a new path.
Our Directions Project coordinator Diane Richardson will provide you with personal mentoring so you can access work experience opportunities, education, training and eventually employment.
All sign-ups will also be given access to free one-to-one counselling to address any specific emotional or psychological barriers to work.
And through The Brain Charity’s wider services, you’ll be able to get advice on topics like employment rights, reasonable adjustments, health expectations such as pain management and fatigue needs in the workplace.
Jon Dobson, Acting Services Manager at The Brain Charity, said: “The impact of being diagnosed with a neurological condition can be devastating, and often means much more than losing your health – your independence and work life may have changed too.
“This can have a huge impact on self-esteem. We find low confidence is the single biggest barrier faced when re-entering the workplace.
“For some people with a neurological condition it can be difficult to know where to start when making those first steps towards employment.
“It is important you get support to learn new skills and gain confidence through training courses and volunteering, which can make all the difference when looking for a job in future.
This is particularly true as people are faced with an uncertain job market, so the Directions Project is providing our clients with confidence at the right time.”
The Directions Project is open to anyone living in the Liverpool City Region, aged 18 to 65 and currently receiving unemployment benefits.
You must have evidence of your economic status and right to live and work in the UK e.g. a current passport, birth certificate, national insurance number, residency permit or marriage certificate.
To sign up to take part, enter your details here