Employment

Employment

Job skills

There are many places that offer job and life skills training and support, some are listed below:

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:

  • Self-employment
  • 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: