Wider Than Work

Wider Than Work is a partnership project with Department of Work and Pensions – we receive referrals from job coaches.

Our innovative project brings together city-wide social prescribing and employment support provision to create a holistic, person-centred approach for residents with mental health barriers to employment. 

The partner organisations who deliver Wider than Work are uniquely placed to support these individuals to access existing support programmes.  This service is a stepping stone to support already in place but is currently out of reach for this particular group of residents. We recognise that the journey from unemployment to work is not linear and can be much more complex.

The project offers a mixture of 1:1 support, group workshop sessions and support to access existing community groups, activities and support – this includes supported referral to Bristol Mental Health and other mental health provision.

Project partners: Southmead Development Trust, Knowle West Health Park, The Park, Wellspring Healthy Living Centre, Barton Hill Settlement.

Contact: Zoe Tingle, Employment & Training Manager, telephone: 0117 950 3335, email: zoetingle@southmead.org