- Job skills
There are many places that offer job and life skills training and support, some are listed below:
- Learning for Life (ncl-coll.ac.uk)
- Employability Skills - Level 1 (ncl-coll.ac.uk)
- LDD provision | newcastlecitylearning
Newcastle's Careers and Guidance Team will have more information and be able to offer support: Newcastle Careers and Guidance Team for Young People.
- Finding a job
Information NOW has a page all about finding a job: Looking For Work - Information Now.
There is also Newcastle's Careers and Guidance Team who can offer support: Newcastle Careers and Guidance Team for Young People.
- Access to work
There is an access to work grant: Get support in work if you have a disability or health condition (Access to Work) - GOV.UK.
To get the grant:
- Have a disability or health condition (physical or mental) that makes it hard for you to do parts of your job or get to and from work
- Be 16 or over
- Live in England, Scotland or Wales - there’s a different system in Northern Ireland
You cannot get a grant for volunteering.
You also need to have a paid job, or be about to start or return to one. A paid job could include:
- An apprenticeship
- A work trial or work experience
- An internship
This page says what the grant can cover: What you'll get - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).
- Reasonable adjustments
This page by Citizen's Advice has lots of information about the different kind of adjustments that can be asked for: Duty to make reasonable adjustments for disabled people - Citizens Advice.
These links contain helpful information in different ways:
- This link outlines everything in a clear and easy to read factsheet: https://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/access-work
- This link features a useful step by step guide: https://diversityandability.com/access-to-work/
- This link has all the information with an easy to navigate menu on the left of the page: https://www.scope.org.uk/advice-and-support/reasonable-adjustments-at-work/