Career and job support if you have a disability

Get help finding and staying in work if you have a disability or health condition.

Get specialist advice

It is illegal to discriminate against someone with a disability. But many disabled people still face challenges getting into and staying in the workplace.

If you're facing difficulties in your career because of a disability or health condition, specialist advice may help you to:

  • understand your legal rights at work
  • get support to reach your career goals
  • explore your options
  • find out about funding and support schemes like Access to Work
  • find support that meets your specific needs
  • access professionals like mentors, advocates and disability advisers

Many UK employers are committing to creating more inclusive workplaces through Disability Confident.


Charities

Many charities are experts in understanding the challenges of a specific disability. They may be able to give you practical support to:


Other organisations who offer support

You can find more specialist advice on careers and work for people with a disability from:


Help for the right stage of your career

Some organisations offer support for different age groups, to support you at different stages of your career.

School and college leavers

Students and graduates


Help for a specific disability

You can find tailored help for your circumstances, and for the challenges of a particular disability or health condition.

Learning disabilities

Sensory disabilities

Specific learning disabilities

Mental health

Medical conditions

There are many other organisations that may offer tailored support near you. Speak to a careers adviser for more details.