JobSense Project

East Wales Region

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.

ELITE Supported Employment WG

How the project could help you

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One to One Support

You will be assigned an experienced employment advisor to help you on your journey.


Accessible Workplace

We work with employers, so that the needs of people with sensory loss entering their organisations is managed in an accessible and sustainable way.

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Work Experience

We engage with employers who offer work experience or volunteering opporunities.


Technology & Aids

We can provide awareness around technology that can aid sensory loss in the workplace.



We can help you gain a qualification or work relevant certificate.

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Employment Support

We liaise with employers to identify and facilitate suitable vacancies, and then provide support into employment.


  • 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

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ELITE Supported Employment WG