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 (Opens in a new window)
Alternatively, you can contact them via –
In person -
Blind In Business
4th Floor, 1 London Wall Buildings
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 (Opens in a new window)
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 (Opens in a new window)
Alternatively, you can find out more, you can contact them via -
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 (Opens in a new window)
Alternatively, you can contact them by email at INFO@V-RECRUITMENT.CO.UK (Opens in a new window)
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 (Opens in a new window)
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