JobSense Project

JobSense has been funded by the European Social Fund to help people, aged 25 or over, with a sensory loss to find employment. If you have a sensory loss and are currently out of work, JobSense could help you access employment, education or training.

In partnership with RNID and the Centre of Sign, Sight and Sound (COS) ELITE’s role in JobSense is to work with jobseekers who are blind or have sight loss, and those who are deafblind. We also work with employers to enable their ability to recruit from a diverse workforce while applying the appropriate tools for inclusion.

People with a sensory loss face significant barriers to work. A recent survey of employers by RNIB revealed that 75% of respondents would sooner employ an ex-convict than a person with vision loss.  A person who is deaf or has hearing loss is FOUR TIMES more likely to be out of work than a hearing person. People registered as blind or partially sighted are nearly FIVE TIMES more likely to be unemployed for five years or more than the general population.

Three Photos of a participant providing admin support. One working at a desk, one reading documents with an Employment Advisor. Third photo shows an admin assistant filing.
ELITE Supported Employment JobSense
ELITE Supported Employment WG


  • Economically inactive, or long term unemployed
  • Over 25 years old
  • Living in one of the following geographical areas – Vale of Glamorgan, Cardiff, Newport, Monmouthshire or South Powys.
  • Have sight loss

In Partnership With

ELITE Supported Employment COS

Funded By

ELITE Supported Employment WG