Starting Line is a free seven-week pre-employment group support course. It starts in November and is delivered by Scope.

The course consists of 14 modules, delivered on 2 half days a week, plus a weekly one to one with an Employment Adviser. Scope work with disabled people to:
• Understand individual career goals and create a tailored action plan.
• Grow in confidence and independence.
• Write a CV.
• Develop interview skills.
• Develop core employability skills such as assertiveness and time management.
• Discuss reasonable adjustments and speak positively about disability.
• Find and apply for work, volunteering, training, or education opportunities.

The service is open to people who are:
• Disabled – including if you have a mental health condition (e.g. anxiety, depression), learning difficulty, physical or sensory impairment, autism, and long-term health conditions.
• Aged 16 and over.
• Unemployed.

Referrals for Starting Line can be made by completing this referral form.
Scope are more than happy to speak to people first, prior to them signing up, to make sure it is the correct provision for them. They can provide adjustments, if needed, to access the service.

For more information visit www.scope.org.uk/employment-services/starting-line/