Access To Work

Employment and Working

It is essential that all people have the option to work according to their ability and not disability.  It is likely that you worry about getting work, or staying on at work. You may be anxious or worried about managing your work or you may have lost your self-confidence. Give yourself time to consider all the options. Below are some organisations that may be able to help.

 

Work and Disability-Live Well-NHS Choices
Details of guidance, support and training available to help get disabled people back to work, including the New deal for Disabled People.
http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Disability/Pages/Disabilityandwork.aspx

 

RNIB
Information on looking for work for blind and partially sighted job seekers including choosing a career, writing a CV, completing application forms, interview skills.
http://www.rnib.org.uk/livingwithsightloss/working/Pages/working.aspx 

 

Disabled people: Directgov
Advice on what to do if you feel your employer has treated you unfairly. You have a disability – find out how you can qualify for extra Working Tax Credit. Employment support; financial support; education and learning; rights and obligations; motoring and transport; everyday life and leisure; disabled parents; health and support; home and housing options; travel holidays and breaks.
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/DisabledPeople/index.htm

 

Remploy: putting ability first
Remploy’s mission is to transform the lives of disabled people and those experiencing complex barriers to work by providing sustainable employment opportunities.
http://www.remploy.co.uk/

 

Jobs for Disabled People
Employment – Disabled workers Co-operative. Positive about disabled people. More vacancies targeted at disabled jobseekers.
http://www.disabledworkers.org.uk/careers/

 

Neurosupport Centre, Liverpool
The Working Life Service is a service run by Neurosupport to help people affected by a neurological condition or a brain injury to assist them in retaining a job, returning to work, job preparation or finding a meaningful alternative to work. The Working Life Service and NeuroLife will help to reduce or eliminate the barriers to moving forward.
http://www.neurosupport.org.uk/

Employment after spinal cord injury

http://www.msktc.org/sci/factsheets/Employment-After-Spinal-Cord-Injury

Your Help

If you have any ideas or suggestions that have helped you in some way, please let us know as it may help others in a similar situation. nmo.advice@thewaltoncentre.nhs.uk