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.
As a recent student or university graduate, you can get:
- employment and self-employment advice
- blind and partially sighted job advice
- help finding jobs, internships and graduate schemes for people with disabilities
Learning disability job support
If you have a learning disability, you can:
- access a 12-week support programme
- get support with finding jobs and training
- get help looking for work if you have dyslexia
- read guidance on coping with dyspraxia in the workplace
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:
- working if you're deaf or have hearing loss
- your employment rights if you're blind or partially sighted
- working if you have a sensory impairment
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:
- find Disability Confident employers near you
- search and apply for jobs
- disclose your disability during the job application process, at the best time for you
- ask for reasonable adjustments in the workplace
There are many other organisations that may offer tailored support near you.
Speak to a careers adviser for more details.