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Nearly 2,500 Newport people with disability or health condition helped back into work

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Nearly 2,500 people in Newport with a disability or a health condition have been helped back into work.

The figures have been put together over the last decade following the help of an employment and skills specialist.

According to a report from the South Wales Argus, Remploy is the organisation that aims to help job seekers living with a disability or health condition by offering mental health support, disability awareness programmes, and step in to work programmes.

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The Argus’ report detailed how Gareth Parry, the organisation’s chief executive, said: “Breaking down barriers to employment is fundamental in helping more people into work and staying in employment. Being disabled or having a health condition does not mean that you can’t be a good employee.

“We are proud to have been able to support 25,000 people into work in the last 10 years. Business services (including recruitment and IT roles), was one of the most popular sectors, accounting for around 10 per cent of the total jobs, while others included jobs in construction, manufacturing, the charity sector and the NHS.”

He concluded: “We offer support that includes up to 21 months of holistic support from a Remploy key worker; access to local support including drug and alcohol specialists, and advice and counselling; work placements and online support from specialist advisors, seven days a week.”

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