Useful links and websites

There are many different websites that will be able to help you when you are taking your first steps to employment. We have listed some of them below.

You can take a look on their website at their nearest branches and all the information you need to know about how they can help you.

Remploy are a specialist company that supports individuals with a disability to find sustainable employment.

Click here to view the Remploy website.

Universal Jobmatch
Universal Jobmatch has replaced the JobCentre Plus job search tool.

Click here to view the Jobmatch website.

Benefits Calculator
If you receive benefits and you are worried about how starting work may affect your benefits the best thing to do is to talk to a JobCentre Plus representative.

However, before you do this you could use a benefits calculator. There are three different tools you can use however you cannot use these if you permanently live in a residential care or a nursing home.

Click here to view the benefits calculator and further information on the page.

JobCentre Plus
JobCentre Plus can help you prepare for, find and stay in work. Your local JobCentre Plus can also tell you about disability-friendly employers in your area.

Click here to find your local Jobcentre Plus.

Access to Work programme
Within this programme you may get support towards costs when you find a job if you are disabled or have a health condition. This can include money towards a support worker, cost of equipment and travelling to work.

Click here to view further information about the Access to Work Programme

Specialist Employability Support
This is a programme for unemployed individuals with a disability or health condition. Within this programme you will receive intensive support and training to find a job. There are six main organisations that can deliver this programme (including the JobCentre Plus) and if you are eligible you can choose which organisation supports you.

Click here to view further information about the Specialist Employability Support Programme.

National Career Service
The National Career Service provides information, advice and guidance for individuals in England who want help regarding learning, training and work.

It is a confidential service with qualified careers advisers.You can contact an advisor by ringing 0800 100 900 (8am to 10pm, 7 days a week) and they also have webchat available.

If you would like to find out what kind of job may suit you there is a Skills Health Check tool available on the National Career Service website. This tool assesses your strengths, personality type and then gives you an idea about what jobs you may like.

Click here to view and complete the Skills Health Check tool.