Our Supported Employment service works with adult residents of the Royal Borough of Kingston with learning disabilities, autism, or mental health issues to take steps towards employment, training, or volunteering. 

We recognise that people with disabilities can face additional barriers to finding paid work. We help clients to identify employment goals that are in line with their skills and preferences. Our employment support workers then work closely with each client to create a personalised plan to help them to work towards these goals. Things that we can support with include CV writing, job applications, interview preparation, and identifying helpful workplace adjustments depending on individual needs. 


Kingston Supported Employment Service FAQs

  • Do clients need a formal disability diagnosis?  
    Clients do not need to provide evidence of a formal diagnosis, as many clients are referred by the relevant social care team that is enough.  
  • Is there a cost for using any of the services?  
    The service is completely free.  
  • Where do clients meet their employment support worker? 
    Clients do not have to meet in person there is the possibility of meeting over the phone or via Zoom. If clients want to meet in person, there are various community locations across the borough with available meetings spaces.  
  • How can a client engage with the Kingston service? 
    We ask for a referral form to be completed and for each client group the referral pathway is: 
    For clients with Autism/Asperger’s, they can self-refer or be referred by any other services. 
    For clients with a learning disability, the Kingston Community Learning Disability Team need to make the referral. 
    For clients with a mental health condition. the Kingston Mental Health Social Care team need to make the referral.  
  • Do clients need to have worked before to engage with the service?  
    No clients do not need to have worked previously; we can support individuals with all backgrounds. The only thing we need is a desire to take steps towards employment.  

Our impact

The number of clients that gained vocational outcomes… 0


  • “I think the service is a very good one. Having them in-house it makes it a lot easier for patients to meet with them and for us to support. It’s easier for the patients to trust and work with them which is a very good thing and the staff are fantastic, very personable and very good team players” –
    , Team lead for Early Intervention Service, BEH Trust
  • “Your ES’s are both amazing and have made life so easy for us for supporting our client into work, really helpful, great to have this service integrated into our team”
    , Social Worker in South Locality, BEH Trust
  • “Service users in therapy leave your sessions feeling more confident and often reminded of their skills and abilities that hadn’t been at the forefront of their minds. This empowering approach is so valuable (especially so when conversations are often focused on problems) and really helps with therapy when goals are around feeling more confident and returning to work/activity. Thanks very much.”
    THPTS Clinician, THPTS Clinician
  • “I’m meeting all different types of people and learning something that I still enjoy even though it’s not in my interest and field but I’m learning other things. Access has been very positive for me based on my enquiries helping me find my part time jobs. I’m feeling confident in a positive way.”
    Access Client, Access Client
  • “I was struggling with my mental health and learn something new. It has helped me in many ways – more confident to ask for help when it is needed, communicate with other peers and enjoying sewing. The staff are brilliant, very caring, helpful and encouraging. Each day is difficult to get out of the house and stressful for me but when I attend Sew and Support course it helps me to relax”
    Sew & Support Client, Sew & Support Client
  • “I have seen a difference within myself and am not afraid to attend events/workshop or meet new people by myself. This helped me to open up as a person and able to articulate what I would like to do,”
    Business & Enterprise Client, Business & Enterprise Client
  • “Working with  WWT Business & Enterprise has been an amazing and helpful experience for me.  Due to my ongoing mental health struggles I was feeling very overwhelmed and anxious about starting my business, but communicating with Faisal from the get go really helped me clear my head and get a better understanding of what I need to do in order to be successful. 
    WWT Business & Enterprise Client, WWT Business & Enterprise Client
  • “I really am grateful for having Working Well Trust put their time and effort in supporting me on my employment journey. Not only did they help me to believe and have faith in myself, but they have guided me in a way where I don’t have to feel as if I am pressured to rush things. Where I can take on challenges at my own pace and still achieve my goals.”
    Tower Hamlets IPS Client, Tower Hamlets IPS Client
  • “I finally feel as though the work has paid of and the support received has been incredible, I am hoping to continue in building my confidence’
    Enfield IPS Client, Enfield IPS Client
  • I realised I could do so much better with my life than endlessly jumping from one job to the other without doing what makes me happy. Today, I am so proud to say I have a clear sense of direction and now I am putting my wellbeing first before taking any decisions. WWTrust really pumped my confidence, and I wouldn’t have had the guts to make decisions which are right for me without their intervention.
    Client of Working Well