Thanet Way

Employment and training

Monday - Friday :
9.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday - Sunday :


Thanet Employment Service is a free recovery-based service which aims to promote social inclusion through employment opportunities.

We believe that a rewarding work-life balance can be a significant factor in improving well-being and aiding recovery.

We are proud to be delivering our contract working in partnership with Porchlight under the Live Well Project. You can find out more about Live Well Kent here

You can download our Thanet Employment service leaflet and referral form from the 'Our downloads' section below.


Who is the Service open to?

We can work with people aged 18+ from the Thanet area, who are experiencing mental health problems and looking for paid employment. 


What Services do you provide?

  • Individualised, Intensive, Targeted employment support through regular one to one support sessions
  • Assistance with creating targeted CV’s
  • Setting up email addresses, registering with job sites and assistance with job searching
  • Help with completing job application forms and cover letters
  • Brokering and seeking new job opportunities through Employer Engagement
  • Signposting to training opportunities, such as Maths, English and IT skills
  • Signposting for advice and support with in-work benefits and volunteering
  • Signposting to other Porchlight services and support agencies
  • In-work support and advice for you and your employer
  • Mock Interviews, Virtual Interviews and helpful techniques for Interviews
  • Access to supported employment whilst retaining disability related benefits


How do I contact your Service?

You can make a self-referral to our Employment Service or another agency can refer you by contacting us at our email address  

We will be pleased to discuss your individual requirements for employment related support


Find us on Facebook

Like and follow us on Facebook to find out what’s happening in and around your local area.

We also regularly post information on Facebook regarding job vacancies in the Thanet area.

You can visit our facebook page by clicking here 


Useful Resources and Factsheets

We have collated information on a range of useful factsheets about employment and benefits

This includes

  • Work and Mental Illness
  • Reasonable Adjustments at Work
  • Criminal Records Checks
  • Criminal Convictions
  • What is Universal Credit
  • What is a Work Capability Assessment

You can view them by clicking here


Useful Links to Job websites



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