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Bury Employment Support and Training (Bury EST) is a supported employment service offering advice, support and practical assistance to disadvantaged and disabled customers (who are eligible for funding) into employment, and meaningful activities such as independent living, independent travel, and life skills.

Working to an agreed development plan, Bury EST offer "packages" of support, tailored to individual needs, to move people forward to achieve desired outcomes. Bury EST customers working with our support are given the opportunity to try a variety of activities to increase their employability and independence skills.

Bury EST has vast experience (over 25 years) in the supported employment arena and has worked with local and national stakeholders and partner organisations to successfully deliver various supported employment projects.

Based at The Lodge House in Manchester Road Park, Bury and home to The Welly Community Café, we also work in partnership with employers, individuals and organisations to create a socially inclusive and diverse workforce.

To do this, we offer a range of services such as job clubs, employability courses work experiences and job trials. We work closely with employers to guide on tailoring their support and we also offer one-to-one support in work places until both employer and customer feel that working independently is possible.

For more information on the funding criteria to access our service or if you are an employer who is able to offer a work placement, or job opportunity to our customers, please contact us.