Looking for a job
When you’re looking for work, look on adverts and application forms for the ‘disability confident’ symbol.
This symbol means:
- the employer is committed to employing disabled people.
- you’ll be guaranteed an interview if you meet the basic conditions for the job
Find out about jobs in your area at your local Jobcentre.
Your local Jobcentre can help you find a job or gain new skills and tell you about disability-friendly employers in your area.
They can also refer you to a specialist work psychologist, if appropriate, or carry out an ‘employment assessment’, asking you about:
- your skills and experience
- what kind of roles you’re interested in
Ask the work coach at your local Jobcentre.
Programmes and grants
Your work coach can tell you about programmes and grants to help you back into work. These include:
- Access to Work - money towards a support worker or for the cost of equipment or travelling to work
- Intensive Personalised Employment Support - individual training and help to get you into work
- Specialist Employability Support - to help you get ready for employment or become self-employed
- Work and Health Programme - to help you find and keep a job