Here at Careers with Disabilities, we understand that disabled people may face additional difficulties when searching for a job. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to have a successful, well-supported career.
Our aim is to provide the tools, information and guidance to help connect jobseekers to employers in a way that helps everyone to reach their future potential. With the number of employed disabled people increasing by 1.34 million from 2013 to 2019, we are supporting the continued growth of the number of individuals with disabilities in accessible work.
We can achieve this by breaking down the barriers relating to disability employment. There are tens of thousands of people with health conditions, long-term illnesses and disabilities who want to work, but are prevented from reaching their potential due to employer misconceptions around accessibility.
We want to make looking for an accessible job as easy and stress-free as possible. Our guide for disabled people provides all essential information relating to the world of employment.
Careers with Disabilities can support you whether that be with jobs for people with learning difficulties, health conditions, or people with visible or non-visible disabilities. We have made sure to cover everything from your employment rights, exploring the range of career opportunities, or gaining further help relating to matters such as financial support and disability allowances.
With the devastating effects of Covid-19 on the UK economy, we understand that both jobseekers and employers are facing extra adversities related to employment. It is important to note that you are not alone in this struggle; this is a global pandemic and millions of people are facing financial problems unseen for decades.
As government guidelines are constantly changing, we will do our best in staying up to date on new information, but it may be beneficial for you to find out about specific help that may be available in your local area.
As an employer, it is important to acknowledge the benefits that employing a disabled person can bring. Alongside the good in providing an opportunity to someone who may have previously been wrongfully overlooked, disabled people can provide your business with enhanced skills, increased diversity and knowledge to help your products or services be as accessible as possible. This is why we are dedicated to providing support and information to employers about all aspects relating to employing a disabled person, including funding, local assistance and more.
With government guidelines, schemes and funding constantly changing, signing up to our Careers with Disabilities newsletter is the best way to hear about any changes that may affect you.