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Disability and Employment
Information and Advice
Action on Disability and Work UK
Action on Disability and Work UK provides advice on how to create barier free workspaces for the disabled.
It is also able to help with applying for and managing Access to Work funded support.
All their advisers are disabled people. They can be contacted by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone: 01204 431638/0844 445 7123
Blind in Business
Blind in Business was created by three blind graduates to help other blind and partially sighted graduates to compete equally with sighted candidates.
It provides help, support and training by removing barriers to success. This might include practical help such as filling in application forms to specialist equipment to use in the work place.
The organisation also advises employers on their responsibilities under the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) and the logistics of taking on blind or partially sighted individual.
Evenbreak is a social enterprise that helps match disabled job seekers to jobs for the disabled.
A job seeker is able to post their CV and search for jobs using the jobs database. It also offers a free CV review and a downloadable e-book for £5 on hints and tips for disabled job seekers.
Employers are able post their job vacancies using job credits (£95 for a single ad) and browse individual's CVs for £10.
Forces Recruitment Service
The Forces Recruitment Service is a recruitment consultancy for ex-Military personnel from the Army, Navy and RAF.
It offers advice for forces personal and their families moving from the Armed Forces into Civvy Street and a number of training courses.
The website carries lists of current vacancies.
Job Centre Plus
Job Centre Plus provides a wide range of services including advice on benefits such as the Employment and Support Allowance, training schemes and support in finding a job.
You can either visit one of its local offices or use their on-line services such as their Jobs and Skills Search.
Disability Employment Advisers (DEA's) are able to give specialist support and advice on Access to Work. They will also be able to identify employers who have adopted the "two ticks" disability symbol. This is used to identify employers who are positive about employing disabled people.
Employers are able to claim tax relief if they provide equipment or services to a disabled employee so they can do their work.
This might include hearing aids or wheelchairs so long as the main purpose is to help them perform their duties of employment. Even if they use it privately.
This means that the products doesn't attract National Insurance as they are considered contributions under the benefit-in-kind rules.
Tax relief is also exempt on company cars that have been adapted for a disabled employee. The private use of the car must only be used for journeys between home and work and travel to work-related training.
Working Families helps working parents, carers and their employers.
It has a free legal telephone helpline: 0800 013 0313 providing advice to parents and carers on their employment rights including emergency leave for dependents and the right to flexible working.
They have an area on their website for carers of disabled children and adults with further information and resources.
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Access to Work
Business Grants for the Disabled
Disabled Employment Programmes