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Hear to work

This project has now concluded.

What we offer

We support deaf and or hearing-impaired residents of Lambeth who are under the age of 30 gain employment by offering a 6-month paid work experience placement in a disability Café combined with 1-2-1 employment support.

  • Paid work placement with Barista Training
  • 1-2-1employment support
  • Group peer support and training
  • Vocational profiling
  • Journey to work planning
  • Job search support
  • Employer engagement
  • Application/Interview support
  • Benefits Counselling
  • Job start support
  • I work support and planning

How we help

On receipt of your referral, we induct 2 cohorts of clients each year and will offer you an initial assessment and talk to you about our support and the placement opportunities available.

If successful with the placement we will support, you alongside this and offer 1-2-1 support tailored to your goals and needs. If the placement isn’t right for you, we will seek out other opportunities offer 1-2-1 support tailored to your goals and needs.

We will collaborate with you to formalise a proactive journey to work plan, communications strategy and can engage directly with employers on your behalf.

Working with Status

Status has over 30 years’ experience supporting people with disabilities and health conditions to gain and retain employment. We have experienced staff and will utilise BSL signing and technology to communicate with you in the most effective way. We work in collaboration with multiple partners who will also add value to your journey and experience.

Healthy employment gives us:

  • Connection to others
  • Sense of achievement, purpose & identity
  • Routine
  • Improved finances
  • Distraction from negative thinking
  • The opportunity to break down barriers and stereotypes

Please contact us to find out more:

Learn more about Access to Work

Meet our team

We are an experienced, committed and fun group:

Carol Foster

Lola Ojomola



Dialogue hub/Café - “If it wasn’t for Status we wouldn’t be as far as long as we are with this project. Their motivation and drive to get this service has helped create an amazing inclusive opportunity for job seekers who are deaf”

Stakeholder -Hear to work service Designation

I have a long-term mental health condition and have been supported by Status Employment. They gave me support, advice and guidance, and accompanied me during meetings with my employer. I am so grateful as it has been such a stressful time, and it has made all the difference knowing that they have been there to support me, offer me guidance, and to know that I am not facing this alone.


If it wasn’t for Status Employment, I wouldn’t have my job today. They’ve supported me in every single way through my job search such as writing CVs and furthering my education. My adviser, Carol, has always been there for me no matter what. Her advice was practical and she was never judgemental.

Anonymous, London

I very much benefit from the support I have received. Especially I have felt that my confidence to try new things (e.g. Zoom) has improved. I do not feel pressured and feel that the limitations of my mental health problems have been understood while at the same time focusing on what I can do.


Status has changed my life and got my life back on track as well.

Anonymous, Croydon