Job support if you have special educational needs or a disability

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

How specialist advice can help

It's illegal to discriminate against someone with a disability. Yet many disabled people still face challenges in the workplace. This includes finding work and remaining in it.

If you're finding it difficult, specialist advice may help you to:

  • understand your legal rights at work
  • reach your career goals
  • explore your options
  • find funding and support like Access to Work
  • access professionals like mentors, advocates and disability adviser

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

Supported internships

If you're aged 16 to 24 and have an education, health and care (EHC) plan, you might be able to do a supported internship. You can get information about supported internships through Skills for Careers.

Student or graudate support

As a recent student or university graduate, you can get:

Learning disability job support

If you have a learning disability, you can:

Autism job support

If you have autism, you can get:

Sight and hearing conditions job support

If you have a sensory impairment, you can get help with:

Mental health and medical conditions

If you have a long-term medical or mental health condition, you can get help with:

Charities and organisations offering support

You can get expert advice on the challenges of a specific disability from:

They may be able to give you practical support to:

Other support

There are many other organisations that may offer tailored support near you.

Speak to a careers adviser for more details.

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Speak to an adviser

You can call 0800 100 900 or use webchat to speak to an adviser.

We're open:

  • 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday
  • 10am to 5pm Saturdays and bank holidays

We're closed on Sundays, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.