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How we help you

How we help you when you're in work

Job Support:

Once you are in work we will support you and your employer to make sure you succeed in the job. This may be providing a job coach for additional training in the work place and tailoring the job to make sure it fits with your skills and abilities in agreement with your employer.

Progress & Review:

We will visit you at work to find out how you and your employer are getting on. We will continue to visit until you and your employer no longer need our support, identifying if you are managing to do the job or if you require any additional support.
 
We can provide services if you are already working and are experiencing difficulties either attending work or performing your duties due to disability or health conditions.

Working In Partnership

REHIS (Royal Environmental Health Institute Scotland) Food Hygiene Certificate can be offered to people who are supported by SES. Working with Kirkland Community Use School and Liz Pettigrew Training, we adapted the course specifically for people with additional learning support needs. We offer one to one support, an extended period of training and extra revision time. This helps students to learn at an appropriate pace, gain their qualification and go on to succeed in their chosen profession.

HSE Emergency First Aid at Work course can be offered to people who are supported by SES. Working with Fife Training Services in Kirkcaldy, the course is fully supported by SES staff to ensure one to one support and extended revision time is offered. This helps students to learn at an appropriate pace, gain their qualification and go on to succeed in their chosen profession.

Supported Employment Training

If you have never worked, haven’t worked for a while or have concerns about your ability to work, Supported Employment Training can provide you with support to achieve your employment goals.

We aim to support you by:
  • Offering a supportive and realistic work environment
  • Providing training where you can build on transferrable skills
  • Providing training in specific work skills such as woodwork, pottery, horticulture and IT
  • Offering continued support from training Instructors
  • Ensuring you have a consistent service and are supported by a Disability Employment Coordinator throughout your employment journey
  • Providing you with a Training Portfolio which will go with you along your employment path

Matrix Fife

Matrix Fife are proud to be part of the Scottish Government Framework for Supported Employment businesses. The Supported Business promotional video can be viewed below and the Directory can be found in the publications section at the foot of this page.



At Matrix Fife, we offer a range of traditional and contemporary furniture for contract and retail customers. Purchasing from us assists “socially responsible” companies meet their corporate objectives through reserved contracts.

Our ethos

At Matrix Fife our workforce ethos is to focus on ability: providing unique training and skill building opportunities to fit the capabilities of our employees.

Our furniture

Our versatile furniture ranges, combine strength, stability and longevity with style practicality and comfort and are available in: 
  • reinforced collections for more demanding settings
  • standard collections, specifically designed for use in normal contract environment


Upholstery features strong hardwood strength and stability tested frames: with fixed covers that have passed flame retardancy tests BS5852 ignition source 0,1 & 5 and which comply with the furniture and furnishings (Fife) (Safety) regulations 1988 (Amendment) regulations 1989 schedule 4 part 1 schedule 5 part 1.

The soft waterproof and vinyl waterproof fabric collections are anti fungal, anti-bacterial and  MRSA resistant.

Upholstery and soft furnishings

We provide a broad range of upholstery and soft furnishing services including furniture recovering and made to measure curtains. We supply from a large range of curtain and upholstery fabrics which includes plain, prints, jacquards, vinyl and voiles.

We also offer a measure, supply and fit service for school assembly and community halls, which can include the supply of poles, tracks, tiebacks and trimmings.

Other services undertaken by Matrix Fife include:

  • Supply and fitting key safes.
  • Cleaning and refurbishing occupational and educational furniture and equipment.
  • Fitting safety equipment subcontracted from Fife Safety Partnership.


You can view and download the following brochures from the publications section on this page

  • Contract Seating Collection
  • Hospital seating /cabinet collection
  • Challenging/mental health/learning disability furniture collection
  • Café/Restaurant/Conference collection
  • Contract Furniture Collection
     

 

Click on the Trusted Trader image above & search on Matrix Fife to read what our customers have said in their feedback (opens in a new tab/window)


(Disclaimer) If you have a complaint against us for any work carried out or goods supplied, then put this in writing to us at our main address as soon as possible. We will aim to resolve the matter quickly. As a member of the Fife Council Trusted Trader scheme we are bound by their consumer dispute resolution process, and if we are unable to reach agreement then Trading Standards will provide an informal conciliation service, you can contact them on 01592 583141 or at trusted.trader@fife.gov.uk Should this process fail to conclude the matter, then a referral can be made to Ombudsman Services, www.ombudsman-services.org who provide an independent, expert dispute resolution service to the Fife Council Trusted Trader scheme. We will abide by their decision.

Celebrating Success

We like to celebrate the achievements of those we work with, here’s a look at some recent success stories:

James Vint

James worked as a self employed plasterer before facing a period of illness and recuperation. Although he had lost confidence, his determination to support his family made him seek support from SWSES to get back into full employment. With an open mind and a positive attitude James successfully secured the position of Tool Shed Project Supervisor at Fife Ecology Centre. James has embraced this change in career and his can do attitude has given him renewed purpose and a sense of worth.





Kirsty Fairley

After many years of voluntary work, Kirsty Fairley achieved her goal of paid employment. Kirsty faced numerous barriers to employment but each time a door closed she became more determined to try again. She has finally found her vocation in Alan McLure House. Her rapport with older people and her positive and friendly personality make her a pleasure to work with. Kirsty’s confidence has grown; she now lives independently, travels unaided to work and carries out her duties to a great standard. She is always looking for her next challenge and has just returned from her first trip abroad.





Ashley Horne

Ashley has overcome numerous barriers to work. She has now progressed from being a supported employee to training and supporting others. She now recognises her skills and abilities showing her manager that she is capable of increased responsibilities. Ashley always found it difficult to socialise but her confidence has grown so much that her customer service skills are now described as “outstanding”. She has worked hard and shown great perseverance in overcoming many personal barriers to achieve her employment goals.





Flood Inns Ltd

Flood Inns supports a diverse range of individuals to access employment opportunities. Working in partnership with SWSES they assist those who are farthest from the labour market by being flexible, creative and accommodating. Individuals feel valued, supported and part of a team from their first day. Flood Inns, as a small local employer, has shown continued commitment and enthusiasm in supporting diversity in the workplace.





 

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