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Disability & Employment
Your physical and learning disabilities need not prevent you finding a rewarding career. There are organisations that can help you to find training and employment opportunities.
- You can get help and advice from the Disability Employment Adviser at your Job Centre Plus.
- The Government website (gov.uk) has information about support, programmes and grants to help you find work if you are disabled. Programmes include Access to Work and Specialist Employability Support.
- Mencap offers support if you are a person with a learning disability looking for work.
- The Princes Trust offers support to all young people, aged 18 to 30, wanting to start a business.
- Leonard Cheshire's Change 100 programme matches talented students and recent graduates, who have disabilities or long-term conditions, with progressive employers for summer work placements, development and mentoring.
- Mutually Inclusive has a number of resources, including Easy Read guides, aimed at supporting people with learning disabilities to explore entrepreneurship and self-employment.
- The RNIB can help you to prepare for and look for work if you have sight loss.
- Learndirect has details of hundreds of online courses that can be undertaken at a time or place to suit your needs.
- FutureLearn have many online courses, including How to succeed at interviews
- Disability Rights UK has information covering all aspects of employment for disabled people.