It is against the law for employers to discriminate against you because of a disability. The Equality Act 2010 protects you and covers all areas of employment processes.
It is also an employer’s responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to support you in the workplace.
Acas provides free and impartial information and advice to employers and employees on all aspects of workplace relations and employment law.
They support good relationships between employers and employees. However, when things go wrong they help to resolve disputes and problems at work.
Access to work is a government initiative that helps people with a disability to stay in work. This is done by offering you support based on you needs which may include a grant. This grant can is used help cover the cost of practical help in the workplace.
An Access to work grant can cover the cost for –
You can apply for an Access Work grant if you are a current or new employee.
If you are looking for paid work, then your local Job Centre Plus can help you to find employment that is right for you. Their advice can help you to -
If you wish to make an appointment to see someone face to face you can find the local Job centre plus at
Alternatively you can contact them via -
The Job centre guide is an independent guide to Jobcentre plus services, online job searching, CV preparation and interview technique. The aim is to provide you with all the information you need to help you find a rewarding job.
We also have links to many job websites that list the most up-to-date vacancies.
Blind in Business help blind and partially sighted graduates to compete equally with sighted candidates for good jobs. Blind in Business can help if you are -
Blind in Business have helped over 800 people get into work so far.
Disability Jobsite supports people with a disability to find job opportunities and support them in their employment. The website has information on CV and interview advice along with job postings that you can apply for.
Employability works with disabled university students and graduates to support the transition from education into employment. They can offer you free support, advice and guidance throughout the entire recruitment process and beyond.
Mencap has over 40 years experience of supporting people with a learning disability into paid work. Their lifestyle and work team can help you to learn new skills, gain confidence and offer work experience placements.
They offer a person centred and practical support to help individuals and identify and apply for suitable progression routes. This progression can be in education, paid work, meaningful activity or a mixture of all.
Their services include -
Alternatively, you can contact them via telephone via -
Remploy exists to improve the lives of disabled people and those with complex needs through the power of work. They believe that everyone has something to offer, so they work to find their strengths. Once they know your skills, they match them to proper jobs with carefully chosen employers who help you to achieve.
Their mission statement is to transform society and the lives of disabled people by:
The Hull branch is located at -
Make an appointment via -
Support to work is part of Scope’s employability services. It provides support for people with disabilities when applying for a job. You can get support via telephone, skype or text messages.
The service aims to -
To apply for Support at work, visit Scope’s website and access the online application form using the link provided.
Alternatively, you can contact Scope via -
Jobmatch is a GOV.UK tool that allows you to search for jobs, upload your CV and receive E-Mail alerts about job opportunities that are linked to your qualities.
Apprenticeships include practical training in a job with study in which you will get paid for. As an apprentice you will work alongside experienced staff gaining skills relating to the job you are doing. You will be given time off to for you to attend the relevant training and study.
Hull Training and Adult Education can help you gain the skills and qualifications you need to set you on the pathway to a successful career.Last reviewed: 19/02/2018