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Join us for a free online event exploring the role of work-related activity in recovery and resettlement for people facing Severe and Multiple Disadvantage (SMD).


There is an identified gap in employment and skills service provision for people who experience SMD. Often their experiences are regarded as too complex for employment-related support and opportunities relegated to a longer term goal that they are assumed to not be ready for.

This event will seek to challenge stigma and limiting beliefs around people’s readiness for employment or skills development activities, including thought and discussions about:

  • The role of work-related activity in recovery and resettlement
  • The benefits of employability and case studies showcasing “what works”
  • Examples of good practice and solutions to common concerns, issues and barriers 
  • Opportunities for local services to work together and develop good practice in this context

The event will hear from several different perspectives, including guests from Building Better Opportunities - Opportunity and Change, Opportunity Nottingham and Building Better Opportunities Stakeholder Managers. Importantly, we’ll also hear from the voice of lived experience.

Audience: This event is aimed at professionals and volunteers from all sectors who work with people experiencing multiple disadvantage. It may be of particular interest to those keen to explore and promote the value of employment-related activity in recovery and resettlement.

Please note that it is PDU policy that people with lived experience of multiple disadvantage are invited to participate in our events.

Attendance to this event is free of charge, but advance booking is essential. The session will take place over Zoom. Please make sure you can access this software before booking.

10th November, 2021 9:30 AM through  1:00 PM
PDU Online webinar
Phone: 07483 354441