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Out of Work Peer Mentoring Service

Are you an employer?

Do you need staff?

Are you willing to train and support people who are returning to work?

Do you want to contribute to your community?

If you can say yes to all of these, we would like to hear from you.

The Out-of-Work Service provides mentoring and employability support to people who are in recovery from substance misuse and/or mental ill-health. Employers can benefit from three months of advice and support from peer mentors if they employ someone referred by the service.  

The main goal of the service is to help people to obtain and stay in work. To achieve this, the service works with employers who want to offer opportunities to people in recovery – training, placements, skills development, but most of all jobs.  

The service is delivered by Case UK in Cwm Taf, Platfform in Gwent and by a third sector consortium, Cyfle Cymru, in North Wales, Dyfed, Powys, Western Bay and Cardiff and Vale. 

The service is delivered mainly by experienced peer mentors – people with the lived experience of recovery.  They have been through it and know the difficulties. Peer mentors also understand how work and recovery interact and can offer support and advice to employers. They can explain how employment patterns and policies impact on recovery, and how people in recovery can be loyal, productive employees.

The service enrols people aged 16 and older, with a range of qualifications and skills, with many having been out of work for 12 months or longer; some may never have been able to get or hold a job. The service helps them to prepare for work through suitable activities.  Others only need a minimum of encouragement and will be ready to work.

Of course, for people to get into work, employers are needed who are willing to gain an understanding of recovery and to give people in recovery a chance to work. 

If you are looking for new employees, and are willing and able to offer work or training opportunities and some initial support to a new employee in recovery, why not give us a call?

Cwm Taf

If you live in Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf or Bridgend please contact Case-UK Ltd: Phone 02921 676213, website Case-UK | It's Good To Talk


If you live in Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Torfaen, Newport or Monmouthshire please contact Platfform: Phone 01495 245802, email website Platfform 

Any other areas in Wales 

If you live in any other area of Wales, please contact Adferiad: Phone 0300 777 2256, email website Cyfle Cymru  

For further information please select the following link: Employment support if you have mental ill-health, alcohol or drug problems (Out of Work Service) | GOV.WALES

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