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Employment Support

Find a Job

Applying for a job is not always easy, there are lots of things you need consider like –

  • creating a CV
  • filling in application forms
  • preparing for an interview

Fortunately, this section has lots of places you can go to get advice and support to help you with things

You can search for a job here

Certain Jobs require specific qualifications in order for you to be able to do that job to an acceptable slandered. Other jobs might require you to do ‘on the job training’ such as first aid, health and safety, food hygiene etc.

You can find out more about qualifications in our learning and training section here

Access our learning and training section here

Job Centre Plus

Jobcentre Plus is a government funded employment agency and social security office that can be found in most areas nationally. Their aim it is to help people of working age find employment in the UK.

Jobcentre Plus provides resources to enable you to find work, through. They offer information about training opportunities for people who are unemployed. They also administer claims for benefits such as Income Support, Incapacity Benefit, and Jobseeker's Allowance.

They also can offer additional support thought the following programmes -

Work and Health programme

The Work and Health programme helps you find and keep a job if you are out of work. It is voluntary unless you have been out of work and claiming unemployment benefits for 24 months.You can apply to Work and Health programme by contacting your work coach at the Jobcentre plus

Disability Employment Advisors

If you have a health condition or a disability that affects your ability to work, you can get assistance and advice on returning to the workplace by speaking to a Work Coach at your local Jobcentre Plus.

Whether you have just lost your job or have been out of work for a long time, a Work Coach is trained to be able to help you to find work or to gain new skills for a job. They can help with work preparation, recruitment, interview coaching and even confidence building.

More about disability employment advisors here

Contact Hull Jobcnetre Plus

Hull Market Place Jobcentre Plus

Market Place

Hull

East Yorkshire

United Kingdom

HU1 1RU

telephone on 08456 043 719

Visit the Job Centre plus website

Work and disability

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 the employment processes.

It is also an employer’s responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to support you in the workplace.

More information on disability rights employment

If you think you have been discriminated because of your health condition or disability, then one of the organisations in our Advice and Information hubs page will be able to help you.

Access our advice and Information hub page here

ACAS

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.

Visit the ACAS website to find out more

Access to Work

An Access to Work grant can pay for practical support if you have a disability, health or mental health condition to help you:

  • start working
  • stay in work
  • move into self-employment or start a business

The grant is not for business start-up costs. How much you get depends on your circumstances.

The money doesn't have to be paid back and will not affect your other benefits.

Find out more about Access to Work here

Access the DWP film (with signing and subtitles) on their YouTube channel

Remploy

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:

  • creating equality in employment
  • facilitating their access to sustainable employment and careers
  • enabling them to achieve their ambitions and maximise their potential

Visit the Remploy website here

Make an appointment via -

The Hull branch is located at -

Remploy

1st Floor

Hull CVS

The Strand

Beverley Road

Hull

HU3 1XL

Other Support

Here are some more organisations that offer employment support for people with additional support needs.

Blind in Business

Blind in Business helps other blind and partially sighted graduates to compete equally with sighted candidates for good jobs, by providing help, support and training, and by removing barriers to success.

The can help you in the following areas -

  • Employment Services - to help blind and partially sighted people into work. They provide training and resources for you and for employers to help get your career started.
  • Training Services - courses fo teach all the skills you need to reach your career ambitions. They have trained over 500 graduates, and offer courses for younger students, employers and carers too.
  • Events - that can provide training, education, and resources to support you.

More information on Blind in Business here

Alternatively, you can contact them via –

In person - 

Blind In Business

4th Floor, 1 London Wall Buildings

London

United Kingdom

EC2M 5PG

Enterprise Allowance

The Enterprise Allowance is a package of support aimed at people aged 18 and over and currently in receipt of –

  • Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Universal Credit
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income Support who are also a lone parent, sick, or disabled.

You can find out more about the Enterprise allowance on the GOV.UK website, including a video on how people have used the Enterprise allowance to help them start up their own business.

More about the Enterprise Allowance here

Scope

Support to Work offers advice to disabled people applying for jobs. This is a digital employment service supported with telephone or Skype. It is open to disabled people who: -

  • are of working age
  • are looking for paid work
  • have access to the internet, telephone and email
  • live in England or Wales.

If you are accepted onto the programme you will get your own employment advisor, who will help you to improve your employability skills, CV writing and Interview techniques. They will also help you to develop a 12 week action plan for you realise your goals.

Visit the Scope website to find out more

Alternatively, you can find out more, you can contact them via -

V-Recruitment

V-Recruitment is a specialist agency providing Support Workers for deaf people in the Yorkshire and Humberside region.

Because they employ Support Workers who can communicate fluently and clearly in British Sign Language (BSL), They are able to meet our clients’ cultural and linguistic needs.

V-Recruitment aims to promote independence and reduce isolation, supporting clients in their own home and when accessing their local community.

Find out more here

Alternatively, you can contact them by email at INFO@V-RECRUITMENT.CO.UK 

Work Fit - Downs Syndrome Association (DSA)

WorkFit is a service which turns the ‘supported employment’ concept on its head. It is a tailored service dedicated to training employers about the learning associated with people with Down’s syndrome. Finding the right employment opportunities, for the right people

Supported employment is not an end destination but a stepping stone into a career pathway.

The DSA want to move away from the concept of ‘giving people something to do’ to an approach which progresses employees towards new outcomes, through training, confidence building and skills development.

They recognise paid work is not right for everyone. The employment solution may include -

  • Paid work
  • Supported Apprenticeships or Internship
  • Work Experience
  • Voluntary Work

To find out more, visit the DSA website to find out more by using the link provided.

Visit the DSA website to find out more

Alternatively, you can contact them via -

Last reviewed: 08/11/2018