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Corporate news and events | Supported Employment

Supported Employment Service achieves Support with Confidence accreditation for 3rd year running

Optalis SES receives recognition for their constant hard work and demonstrates the excellence that the service provides

Corporate news and events | Supported Employment

Optalis begin new partnership with Reading College!

The new service - named ACE@Optalis - will form part of Reading College's Learning Disability Curriculum, and will run as a pilot for one academic year starting this September. 

Corporate news and events | Supported Employment

SES launches new work experience programme

Our Supported Employment Service's (SES) work experience programme aims to give clients the opportunity to experience a range of job roles at Optalis services.

Corporate news and events | Supported Employment

Supported Employment crowned with Team Award!

Our Supported Employment Service (SES) Team were one of four teams nominated (internally) by others for our annual Team STAR Award. At the end of May, they were crowned the winners! 

Corporate news and events | Supported Employment

SES smash national target

Optalis’ Supported Employment Service (SES) received brilliant news last week when they learned that they had exceeded the national target for getting people with a learning disability, aged between 16 and 64, into paid employment.

Supported Employment

Pathways into Employment sessions end on a high

June 26 saw the final session in the Exploring Pathways into Employment programme take place - organised and facilitated by Optalis’ Supported Employment Service (SES). The course ended on a high with guest speaker Michael Poppa, area manager from Churchill’s providing a real understanding of working in the cleaning industry.

Learning disability | Supported Employment

Optalis client wins Young Learner of the Year Award!

The awards were held at Ravenswood Thursday May 23 at The Karten Centre, and one of our Supported Employment Service (SES) clients, Dean Corcoran, won Young Learner of the Year Award. He was presented with his award by Mayor Cllr Bob Wyatt.

Supported Employment

SES support local play

Optalis Supported Employment Service (SES) has provided support to a new play based on the true story of a Wokingham family’s experience of drug addiction.

Corporate news and events | Supported Employment

Our Supported Employment Service leaps into spring

Optalis’ Supported Employment Service (SES) has leapt into spring with a new employment-focused education session as part of their Pathways into Employment course (which began in February), called ‘A Day in the Life of a Gardener’.