Lancashire County Council

Lancashire Employment Support Service

Lancashire County Council Employment Support Service supports people with physical disabilities, sensory impairments, learning disabilities and with autism/ASD. We can also support people with mental health issues.

To be eligible for the service, individuals must have agreed to be referred for support and be

  • of working age
  • committed to gaining paid employment
  • willing to meet regularly in local venues such as libraries or job centres
  • flexible in terms of availability for employment


We accept referrals from social care teams, education and other professionals

We support people who have a disability and who need extra support to move towards and into paid employment. Once in work we will continue to monitor your training and development needs and support you to become independent at work.

If you are referred to our service, we can provide you with a bespoke one to one service. This can include the following support, advice and guidance:

  • Working with you to build your confidence and self esteem
  • Signposting to training, from basic skills to vocational and professional qualifications
  • Looking for a job
  • Completing application forms
  • Building a CV (Curriculum Vitae)
  • Advice and guidance to match you with the right job to suit your experience and skills
  • Support with interviews and interview techniques
  • Sourcing work trials so you can try a particular job and gain valuable experience
  • 'On the job' help to guide and support you through the early stages
  • Continuous development planning, in order to ensure employment is sustainable
  • Engaging with employers to negotiate training and reasonable adjustments
  • Travel training to learn how to use public transport
  • Support you to keep your job if you become disabled or are finding work difficult with your existing disability
Contact Details
Lancashire Employment Support Service
County Hall