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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 ( 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.
Last updated: 8/10/2022