Partnership working Complex needs require diverse support. One organisation is rarely likely to be able to meet all the needs of disabled (and other) people facing multiple work barriers: Housing and health to finances and family situations. Self-confidence and motivation to work disciplines. Basic learning to vocational training. Supported to self-employment. We saw this when leading the Diversity Works partnership in Hampshire when it was evident that public, private and voluntary sector organisations all have a part to play.   The Help to Work partnership created in Bolsover District enable us to: Create a model of the range of support needed. Create a directory of all the partner support available to meet those needs. Testing partnership working. With funding from the EU PARES initiative, we teamed up with Phoenix Enterprises and Shaw trust (accounting body), to become one of six projects in Europe to show how joint working amongst employment support providers could operate.  Over 18 months, we succeeded in supporting nearly 200 local unemployed disabled people and getting over 50 in to work. Partnerships need a purpose, leadership and management. A report summarises the partnership activities supported by the EU funding which included: Development of a shared vision, mission, objectives and values  Addition of Chesterfield Borough (and further afield) to the local demographic analysis, the Help to Work Plus partnership and directory. Development of a model of actions for clients to make their new employability more sustainable. Improvement of disability awareness and capacity amongst partner organisations through meetings, conferences, training workshops, information e-shots and more. The final conference in November 2013 gives a sense of the leadership and high level commitment we generated.