Moving On in to education, training or employment
Moving On helps to build the confidence of young people with hearing loss and provides one-to-one and group support so they can gain life skills and achieve their personal goals.
The service is personalised so every one has their needs met.
The service is delivered by 'Employment Advisers' who are trained in British Sign Language (BSL). They make sure that potential employers understand their responsibilities under the Equality Act, including providing communication support for job interviews or training if required. They can also provide support to help improve clients’ English and Maths skills, if required.
The service is funded by The Big Lottery Fund, which supports 16-25 year olds who are deaf or have hearing loss in Scotland's central belt to do work experience and to move in to full-time employment, training or education.
Events to help young people prepare for college or work
Each year, the project holds a series of events to enable young people to gain life-changing information in accessible formats. Examples of the types of courses include:
Our college preparation courses, which are run in partnership with City of Glasgow College and Edinburgh College, give young people a chance to experience life as a college student for a week. In addition, Moving On supports clients by working with their intended college to ensure that appropriate communication support is in place.
'Mind Buzz', which is run in partnership with The Pacific Institute, gives young deaf people the chance to look at their goals, build confidence and step outside their comfort zone, for example by changing negative for positive thoughts. The events also include team building exercises where the young people learn the importance of asking the right questions before making decisions.
Working with employers
Moving On also works with employers and service providers to ensure that their recruitment processes are accessible for young people who are deaf or have a hearing loss and to raise awareness of the support that is available to help communication with young employees who have a hearing loss.
‘Sound Advice’, is a free information pack which provides employers with best practice guidance on how to make recruitment processes are accessible for applicants who are deaf or have a hearing loss and how to make the ‘reasonable adjustments’ that are required by the Equality Act 2010 for employees with hearing loss. Visit the Sound Advice page for further details.
For more information about Moving On, contact us at 0141 341 5330 (telephone), 0141 341 5350 (textphone) or email firstname.lastname@example.org