For people seeking employment

Supported employment is a personalised, person-centred approach to matching the right person to the right job.

At Discovery we believe in raising aspirations and building employment opportunities to enable individuals to make informed decisions about work.

Our dedicated supported employment team, follows the British Association of Supported Employment’s best practice approach, supporting people into employment who do not necessarily meet traditional criteria for ‘job readiness’ or ‘employability’, people like Pete.


Everyone’s employment pathway will be very different and individual to them.

Transformation of Day Services

As part of our work reviewing Day Services and looking at what our service might look like in the future, you have told us that work is important to you.

So the employment team will be working in Day Services to support people who do want to explore their employment opportunities and to give advice and guidance to people who we support and their families.

We understand that not everyone will want paid employment and we are here to help and support everyone to achieve their aspirations, and aim to secure an opportunity that is right for them.

Please come and talk to us – keep an eye out for our notice boards telling you who the contact is for your local service and how to get in touch.

To find out more email supported.employment@discovery-uk.org or alexandra.seddon@discovery-uk.org

Visit www.somersetchoices.org.uk

Download our Supported Employment Flyer