Work and careers
Work and careers
Lots of services can help you to find work or find the work experience you need. If you have a disability, you might be able to get extra help to find work or extra support when you're working. Charities and other organisations offer help to people with particular disabilities, such as blind people or people with learning disabilities. There is even support to start your own business if you want to.
27 Records in Work and careers.
Access to Work
Operational Support Unit Harrow Jobcentre Plus Mail Handling Site A Wolverhampton , WV98 1JE
Telephone: 0345 268 8489
Description: Access to Work is a government scheme that can help you if your health or disability affects the way you do your job.
Action for Blind People
1st Floor 105 Judd Street, London,, WC1H 9NE
Telephone: 0303 123 9999 (Helpline), 020 7391 2151 (London action team)
Description: Action for Blind People offers free, impartial information, advice and support to blind and partially sighted people, their families, friends and carers.
Action on Hearing Loss
19-23 Featherstone Street, London, EC1Y 8SL
Telephone: 0808 808 0123 (Freephone) Textphone: 0808 808 9000 (Freephone), SMS text message: 0780 0000 360
Description: Action on Hearing Loss is a national charity providing a range of support for people with hearing loss and tinnitus.
The Back-Up Trust, Jessica House, Red Lion Square, 191 Wandsworth High Street, SW18 4LS
Telephone: 020 8875 1805
Description: Back Up is a national charity that has helped thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds rebuild their confidence and independence following a devastating spinal cord injury.
Balham Job Club
St. Mark's URC, 53 Rowfant Road, Balham, SW17 7AP
Telephone: 020 8935 5456
Description: Balham job club offers free, friendly and practical support to help give you confidence and a helping hand into employment.
Battersea United Charities (Grants)
c/o Battersea Library, 265 Lavender Hill, London, SW11 1JB
Telephone: 07905 277035
Description: This small local charity primarily provides education grants for young people under 25 (plus some for older women), help with funding for school outings, makes makes an annual distribution of food parcels to pensioners at Christmas.
Care to Achieve
Telephone: 020 8675 0811 or 020 8877 1200
Description: Care to Achieve is a project that supports young adult carers aged 16-25 in the borough of Wandsworth to focus on their own education and employment goals alongside their caring responsibilities.
Connexions @ Roehampton Base
33-35 Danebury Avenue, Roehampton, London, SW15 4DQ
Telephone: 020 8871 5222
Description: Connexions provide careers advice and guidance to younger people, as well as education-related support such as assistance with applications to Special or residential schools and colleges.
Telephone: 0845 688 2525 or 07595 652411
Description: Deaf Achieve is a lottery-funded project from the charity RAD that provides free: - job clubs - workshops - health groups - travel groups - and one to one support for Deaf people.
Fredericks House, 39 Guildford Road, Lightwater, Surrey, GU18 5SA
Telephone: 01276 472722 or 020 8166 8966 (London office)
Description: Fredericks Foundation provides loans and business support and advice to people who want to set up a business, or maintain or expand one, but can't access mainstream finance.