Community Employment Service

Possability People’s Employment Service supports disabled people and people living with long-term health conditions (including mental health) who want to start or move back into work.

We currently do not have any active Community Employment projects running

Please use the contact form at the bottom of the page to register your interest for future projects (ensure to include your location).

What the service does?

Our service is unique because we provide long-term support, not just at the start of your journey into work, but once you’re there too, and for as long as you need us. We don’t believe ‘one size fits all’, so we tailor the support we give you to your needs – whatever they may be. Our staff team all have a lived experience of the situation you are in, so are very well placed to support you.

While each project is a little bit different, they all offer a mix of courses, drop-ins, and workshops to support you, that will:

  • Improve your self-confidence and self-esteem.
  • Support you to create employment documents and learn new skills.
  • To learn basic digital skills and develop these further to find work online.
  • Find appropriate, specialist support, such as health, housing, or for addiction.
  • To create a self-management toolkit to be able manage your condition in work.
  • To understand what reasonable adjustment are and communicate these with your employer and convey these in a Wellness Action Plan.


Previous Programmes & Projects


Get Set Portfolio

Get Set is a person-centred employment portfolio for unemployed disabled people and those with long-term health impairments who may also be at crisis point due to housing, mental health, or addiction issues. The bespoke services use a mixture of one-to-ones, courses, drop-ins, signposting, and peer-support to guide service users into sustainable employment.

Get Set Opening Doors

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2020 – 2024

A 4-year employment programme across East Sussex and Brighton & Hove for unemployed people of all ages that had a disability or a long-term health impairment, funded by the Community Lottery Fund. 15.80% of 400+ signees have achieved a job outcome within the first 6-months, and 20.74% within 12-months. 8.66%, and 1.02% higher than the statutory Work & Health Programme equivalents for disability groups.

Source: Tables: Work & Health Programme statistics to Nov 2023

Based on surveys, there was a 139.75% uplift in participant confidence about finding and starting work!

Get Set Get Connected 

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2020 – 2022

A 2-year employment programme across Eastbourne, Hastings, Bexhill, and the Rother District area for unemployed 18 – 24-year-olds that had a disability or a long-term health impairment, funded by the DWP. 13.74% of participants had achieved a job outcome within the first 6-months, and 23.08% within 12-months.

Get Set Surrey

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2019 – 2021

A 2-year employment project across Epsom, Guildford, Staines and Woking for unemployed disabled people and people with long-term health impairments.

Get Set Hastings

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2017 – 2021

An employment project across Hastings, Bexhill and the Rother District area for unemployed disabled people and people with long-term health impairments.


At Work Programme

2019 – 2020

A 1-year employment programme across Brighton, Hove and Crawley for employees with a Musculoskeletal (MSK) condition who are struggling to maintain work or are signed-off on a medical note. Working with their employers and providing personalised support involving a mixture of strategies that involve condition and wellbeing management, employer/employee mediation, reasonable adjustments and support with ‘Access to Work’ grants. Funded by the DWP.


Take the first step and fill in the form

The form is easy to fill in and means we can email or ring you. And if you change your mind, it doesn’t matter, maybe you’ll contact us again when you feel ready to.


“I had been a Get Set client for 8 months when I found work, after 3 years of being on other services, waiting and no hope. They helped me to make a great CV and cover letter, which I’d never had, and interview skills. When I was low, they picked me up not only with their kindness and understanding, but also the tips on staying well and healthy which they sent through the post (extremely helpful). I almost gave up looking but they would not let me and now I work part time, ten hours a week. Fantastic."

Service User

Get Set Project