Workplace Support

We offer in-work support for employees with a disability (including autism spectrum conditions), health or mental health issue. Contact Jonathan (01392 255428 / 07834 517217) to find out more.

We work with employees and their employers to:

  • find practical solutions to resolve health and disability-related challenges
  • enable employees to achieve their workplace goals

What we offer

We work with employees and employers to:

  • find practical solutions to resolve health and disability-related challenges
  • provide tailored awareness training for the workplace
  • enable employees to achieve their workplace goals
  • support with securing Access to Work funding

How we do it

  • Tailored support and training for employees which may include communication, organisational, confidence, anger management and timekeeping skills.
  • Specific support and training relating to the employee’s role and responsibilities.
  • Collaborative working with the employee and their employer to develop a SMART action plan and improvement plan.
  • Mediation between the employee and their employer to agree reasonable adjustments.
  • Regular one-to-one sessions with the employee in their workplace and at our Exeter office.

Who can use this service

  • People are who are disabled, have a health or mental health issue, are employed and in need of support.
  • Employers who want to support an employee facing challenges due to their disability or health issue.
  • We work with employees and employers in Devon within one hour’s drive of Exeter.

How to access

Self-referral by employer and/or employee.

For more information please contact Jonathan Nicholls, Workplace Support Team Leader
jonathan.nicholls@steponecharity.co.uk
01392 255428 /  07834 517217

Our Workplace Support team are based in our Exeter office at Beaufort House.

Download our Workplace Support leaflet.

What people say

Paul has dyslexia and had one to one sessions with our job coaches over six months to support him in his administrative role. He was helped with applying for Access to Work funding, with familiarisation with computer systems, organising tasks and communication. He says: “I’m definitely more confident. If I hadn’t had this help then I would have struggled in my role. It’s like having a gym personal trainer but for work: the job coaches helped me reach my potential in the office rather than on the treadmill! It made my employer and colleagues aware of my dyslexia and the ways I work around it. It got me out of my comfort zone and I’ve developed a better skillset.”

How it’s funded

Employees apply for Access to Work funding to cover the cost of their support.

Useful links

Positive Opportunities (for people with autism spectrum conditions)